Round 02 - China - Press Conference
PERFECT START TO THE SEASON
Q. Lukas, starting with you: 2 races in Superleague, 2 pole positions, 2 fastest laps and 2 wins. It's looking pretty easy for you so far, isn't it?
LE. Yeah - it's looking really easy, but I think our team has really put up a great job in the winter testing, and that why we are so much up there.
Q. Obviously, again you showed excellent pace in the Midnight Motorsport car, it seems that the developments you guys have made have been excellent. Do you think this is a sign of things to come this season? Do you reckon that you guys can maintain this pace throughout the season?
LE. Well we hope so, definitely! But I think the others will close up because they definitely want to. We're not stopping but they won't stop developing either so I think in the end it should get closer.
Q. Just a quick comment on your team-mate Nick. He was a lot closer this time, obviously having a better race. How do you rate his pace compared to yours during the race today?
LE. Well I'm quite happy for Nick because in Australia his race wasn't that good. He couldn't show his pace and this time around he really was up there, always staying close to me. But it's quite OK to have your team-mate so close rather than any other teams, and I'm really happy for him. He's put a lot of effort into getting closer and he showed it today.
Q. We saw you at the end of your last stop you had a bit of a mistake on your out lap. Could you tell us a bit more about that?
LE. Yeah, I was just running a bit wide, touched the grass and that was it, basically. A slight loss of concentration maybe. Holding up the concentration is really tough and it's, let's say, quite easy at the moment so - a bit of a mistake but there's always some room for improvement.
Q. Final though from you, Lukas - the season now goes off to Abu Dhabi for the next race. Looking ahead, how do you see the field closing up, your chances for Midnight and also how much development do you reckon the other teams will bring in order to try and close the gap?
LE. I think development-wise, the next race is a huge update for some teams, so we may see a close field. We won't stop development and I think we are still running quite good. I hope to continue like that, but it won't be easy because we'll have to push every race and every lap. Therefore, I just will give my best in the next round and hope for a good finish.