Drivers - Will Hoskins (Franklin), Elroy Wagner (Team 23), Diego Campos (Ingram),
Carson Davenport (Lucas), Felix Beyer (Force Aus), Michael Kubat (Warrior)
Q - Will, starting with you, this season so far must’ve been a bit of a rollercoaster ride so far, what with Liverpool starting with a better car, then Franklin passed them, and last race Liverpool were easily in front. Do you think the season will continue like this, or will an established leader emerge?
Will Hoskins - It’s hard to say at the moment. Liverpool are obviously a very competitive team at the moment, but who knows how it will continue. I hope that we can emerge as the leaders, but it’s too tough to call. The only thing I can say is that the last race wasn’t great for us due to the temperatures. So if we have higher temps during the rest of the season, then we’ll have a better chance.
Q - After your teammate left for Downton in a bizarre move last season, were you surprised to see him on the podium with you in Bahrain?
Will Hoskins - Erm…no, not really. Nathaniel is a great driver, he wouldn’t be Champion otherwise. Sure, Downton has been a bit up and down in terms of performance, but they got it right on the day, so it didn’t really surprise me.
Q - Moving onto you now Elroy, and no doubt the question on everyone’s minds; what on earth happened between Mexico last season and Melbourne this season?
Elroy Wagner - Well that’s a good question. I guess the team really focused on improving last year’s car a bit too much, so they effectively forgot to build a car for this season. Obviously I can’t show my talent in a car that handles like a cruise ship, but I’m staying positive. I’m sure next year’s car will be much better.
Q - Your teammate, Jean Mattson, has now been replaced by Jarod Lindsey. Do you feel your seat is safe, or have you done enough to remain in the cockpit?
Elroy Wagner - To be honest, I think the team principal’s an idiot for replacing the guy who finished second last year for a rookie just a few races in, but that’s his decision. Nonetheless, Lindsey is very talented too, for sure. As for my seat, I’m not worried about that whatsoever.
Q - Diego, this season has been somewhat strange for the team. You have been generally out of the points whilst Milkovich has been in the points a lot more frequently. Do you think you’ll be able to start matching your teammate or is the pecking order established?
Diego Campos - For sure, so far he has been ahead, but I think that is down to a little luck. Certainly he drives well, but I have been faster at some races. We shall see what he can do.
Q - This season Nikolai is still very inexperienced. How much guidance and advice have you been giving him, and has he had any tips to share with you?
Diego Campos - He is inexperienced here, but he has lots of experience elsewhere. I have given him a few tips, nothing important. He has to figure for himself some things. I look at his data, but nothing more from him.
Q - Onto you Carson; you’ve been signed for next season by Fun F1, returning to being teammates with Hugh Dwyer. However, Fun seem to have hired three race drivers all capable of taking the seat. Does it concern you that you could end up in a constant battle for a seat?
Carson Davenport - No, I think I have proven that I can drive a Formula One car very well and I am sure that getting a seat for 2015 shouldn’t be any problem.
Q - You’ve greatly outshone your teammates so far this season taking twelve points of the team’s total thirteen. Are you happy to be the clear leader of the team, and can you stay ahead of your teammates?
Carson Davenport - I benefit from being in the team the longest, so I am more settled in the team, I will keep pushing to try and stay ahead of any teammate I have this year.
Q - So, Felix, four races in, how do you feel about the car, the team, and how their first season is coming along?
Felix Beyer - I think we are all doing a good job! I am still very new to Formula 1, and so are the team, and we are all learning a lot as we are going along with the races. We have some updates for Spain and for the rest of the races to help us with improving. The car is reliable and now we just need to make it a bit quicker! Everyone here is doing a good job and are friendly and helping a lot!
Q - At several points during the season, there have been issues with backmarkers, namely your teammate. Do you feel this has tarnished the reputations of you, Alaniz, or the rest of the team for that matter?
Felix Beyer - I think for Gerard it was very hard, because he had some stress and then made those mistakes with lead cars. For sure people will see these moments and think we are causing problems for others, but we are not the only team making mistakes, and just like all others, we work to fix them. We do our best and I think other teams do.. ehh.. *quietly mutters in Dutch* ..the English.. forgive! They will forgive.
Q - Last but not least, Michael. Neither Warrior Racing nor Force Australia have any points on the board as of yet, but Warrior are last due to highest finishing position. Do you think either team could score points this year, or could this turn into a battle similar to that of Marussia and Caterham in the lesser series of Formula One; potentially spanning several seasons?
Michael Kubat - First off, it’s Michal *laughs*
Interviewer - Sorry!
Michal Kubat - But I believe we do have a package that will can take us to the points. I think James and I were contending in Malaysia before… you know. We want to do the best we can, and we have some major changes next season which will speed up our progress, all to be revealed soon I believe.
Q - After James Harding’s horrific crash in Malaysia, you were thrown into the leading role of the team. How well have you and the team coped and adapted to this situation?
Michal Kubat - It wasn’t just a walk in the park for me, knowing I’ve heavily affected somebody’s racing career, but I adapted to the situation pretty quickly in the days after the Grand Prix, and as I was head driver for the team in the Junior Comp, I can hopefully begin to prove to the team why I should be No. 1 driver for us.
Q - One last thing, with the Brazilian World Cup coming up, which teams will you all be supporting and who do you think will lift the trophy at the end of it all?
Will Hoskins - I’ll be pulling for England as usual, though I like how Mexico have looked…and of course it would be nice for Japan to do well!
Elroy Wagner - Germany, obviously!
Diego Campos - Spain, for sure!
Carson Davenport - Spain and Spain.
Felix Beyer - So many teams to pick! I would have to say my countrymen, The Netherlands!
Michal Kubat - I heard my Czech Republic got a late entry *laughs* I'll be supporting Greece for the team, but I'm putting Chile as an outsider.
Interviewer - Thank you all very much for your time. I look forward to seeing you all in the race. Good luck!