GP2 Series: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the press conference for today’s feature race here in Silverstone. Joining us today are race winner Jules Bianchi from Lotus ART, in second place we have Christian Vietoris from Racing Engineering, and in third place we have Marcus Ericsson from iSport International. Jules, congratulations on your first win in GP2: how does it feel?
Jules Bianchi: Really good! It was a tough race: the beginning was quite tough with the rain conditions, which was really bad, but it was safety car start which was easier for me, and after that I made a big gap to I think 8 seconds, but after the stop I was really slow. Christian pitted earlier and he was really quick, so we had a small fight (laughs) which was quite good, really fair, and in the end I finished first so it was a good strategy. I think maybe we could do better pitting one lap before, but I’m really happy: I really want to thank the team because the car was really good, we were quick in both conditions, rain and dry, and this was important. Now we will work tonight for tomorrow, because we still have to improve a bit, and we’ll see.
GP2 Series: It’s always hard to set up a car for these conditions, but as you say you had the pace in both the wet and dry: how were the tyres in both conditions?
Jules: Obviously it was a lot better in the rain than when the track dried up, because I was a bit slow, and the behaviour of the car was a bit forced but still good: I could do a gap with Christian after our fight, so at the end I think we were really well balanced.
GP2 Series: How important is this victory for you and the team after everything that has happened so far this year?
Jules: Really important, because at the beginning of the season, which was quite difficult for me, it was important to show everybody that we are still here, we are still fighting for the victory if maybe not for the championship because we are quite far away, but anyway I will do my best, I will take it race by race to see what happens, but for sure it’s good for everybody that they can see that we are here.