Car 10, MARK WEBBER, (Finish Position 9th Start Position: 12th)"The car was pretty difficult to drive today. We had a long middle stint, but the pacewasn't there and I struggled. We knew some of the problems we had from practice andwe tried to cater for those in the race, but in the end most of them were still there. It'sdisappointing to finish ninth."
Car 9, DAVID COULTHARD, (Finish Position DNF, Start Position: 14th)"I'm pretty gutted, it's not how I wanted to end my career. I took a cautious approach intoTurn one and left plenty of space for the car on the inside, but unfortunately I thinkRosberg hit me though Turn two, which spun me round. I thought it would be okay, butthen Nakajima ran into the front of my car and took off the front corner. I felt good on thewarm up laps going to the grid, I had no problem with it being wet and I wanted to get tothe chequered flag.
" I was going to do some do-nuts for the crowd, which is something you normally get fined for, but it didn't work out. I can't complain though, I've had a good career, so thank you to everyone who has supported me. Thank you also to the efforts of every member of the Red Bull Racing team for the last four years, which have been a lot of fun, I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future. I've been overwhelmed by the level of support I've had from the paddock this weekend, it means a great deal to me that so many people have taken the time to say 'nice career and good luck with the future'. And, in the absence of a World Championship, I think if I can leave with that, then that's a good ending."
CHRISTIAN HORNER: "It's a great shame for David to be eliminated from his last GrandPrix at the first corner, but he can look back on a long and illustrious career where he'sachieved a great deal. He now moves on to a different phase in his life and will continueto have a close relationship with Red Bull Racing. We're looking forward to working withhim outside the cockpit. Mark drove a good race in difficult conditions. We took theopportunity to fill the car at the first stop and he didn't make any mistakes throughout.We also elected, like several others, to use intermediate tyres for the last few laps, butunfortunately ninth place is a frustrating position to finish. Congratulations to LewisHamilton on his first World Championship. The team has worked incredibly hardthroughout the season and despite a frustrating second half, we can look forward withoptimism."
FABRICE LOM, Renault, Principal Engineer, Track Support: "What a final, theChampionship was incredible and lasted until the last corner. Congratulations to Lewis, Ithink he deserved it as he drove well all season. It's a shame for Massa, he drove wellalso, but at least he won in front of his home crowd today. Looking to us, it was adramatic last Grand Prix for David, who only did one corner. I'm so disappointed for him.Mark had a very good race, but unfortunately he didn't score any points, so we areseventh, not a good result, but we will bounce back for next year."