What caused you to be so unsettled at McLaren in 2007? Was it Lewis’s speed? Or because the team wasn’t 100 per cent behind you?
I think that even if Lewis was fast – at the time some people said he was the fastest, even faster than me – I probably don’t agree on that. The year was quite close. During one part of the middle of the year, Lewis was faster than me and I think at one point he was about 30 points ahead of me [after round 8, the French GP, Hamilton led Fernando by 14 points, the largest margin that year], but by the end of the year, even with Fuji, where I didn’t nish the race, I think overall I had a little bit of a pace advantage over the whole year. The thing that didn’t work in 2007 is that with the team we didn’t share the same objectives, the same approach. We did at the beginning of the year, but after four or ve races they changed their minds a little bit. I give 110 per cent to any team that I race for. If I don’t get 110 per cent, or we don’t share the same philosophy of racing and racing for victories, it becomes tough to keep working together.