Race Department - F1 2016 - Weekday Championship | Season 8 Round 5: - Tuesday - 18/04/2017 - 20:00 GMT Drivers' World Championship Leader: Mikey W Constructors' World Championship Leader: Mercedes* FIA Pole Trophy: Mikey Woolford(2) DHL Fastest Lap Award: Andrew Wood, Alex G, Jerry and Mitchell Haverlag (1)* Post-Race Interview - Mike Woolford Q - Firstly, congratulations on your win in Russia. That win takes you to the top of the WDC for the first time in 18 months. How does it feel? Well, firstly to get a win in non-controversial circumstances feels great. It's not just the win that pleases me but also the manner of the win and the track it was on. To be on top of the WDC is really nice but it's only the end of Round 4 and we have a long way to go yet. I'm not under any illusions that I will stay there, I have many drivers sat right behind me ready to take advantage of any mistake. Q - An uncharacteristic drive from Alex, who many view as your main rival this season, allowed you to be where you are. He won't be letting you off the hook lightly too many times this season so how important is it to take advantage of situations like this. Alex is a tremendous driver. He's shown that over the past 25 races and it would be doing him a major injustice to assume he will make more mistakes. With that said, he still came 5th after what was quite clearly a pretty disastrous race so I think that coming out of Russia he will probably be as happy as I am. We had a chance to catch up in the post-race drivers' meeting and mutually agreed that it's not taking advantage of the races you're good in but limiting the damage in the races you're not so good in. So far, we have both done this and Alex and me will push each other all the way this season. Q - We had a bizzare incident mid-race today where a dog found its way onto the racetrack and compromised Andrew Wood's race. How do you feel about that. Unfortunately I wasn't able to witness the incident but my race engineer, Theodore, told me about it over the team radio and I must say that, as much as it gave me a laugh at the time, the organisers really should be held accountable for allowing a live animal onto the race track. It could have caused serious injury Q - If reports are to be believed, there was quite a large confrontation between a few drivers in the briefing afterwards with regards to a few incidents during the race. No comment. Q - Attention now turns to spain and the ''traditional'' start of the European Season. What are your aims for Spain? It must be said that I do not go well at the track and it's likely due to pre event contractual obligations that I may be unable to qualify for the event. Going to be a long weekend. Q - Finally, after 4 races, we are getting a sense of who the lead driver in each team is. What is your opinion on the team Dynamic between you and Guy? Certainly the first 4 races have given an early indication of people's relative pace but I do not believe that this team, its owners or drivers, believe in the fact that there is an outright first and second driver. Guy has tremendous talent, he is consistently scoring points and getting better all the time as a driver and will continue to improve as the season progresses. In terms of a dynamic, we don't communicate massively but we both know we can rely on each other for advice and come mid to end of the season you could be seeing two Red Bull Racing drivers on the podium consistently. If you cannot attend If you cannot attend this event, please post in the thread to allow us suitable time to organise replacements. If you do not attend and do not inform us then you will be given an attendance strike. 3 strikes and you are demoted from a full time drive to reserve or requested to not attend further events. Strikes are noted in the Sign-up Thread Reserve Drivers If you are a reserve driver and you want to take part, please do let us know by answering the questions in this thread and we will try to fit you in. Questions to drivers: Everyone: Will we finally get a fully dry weekend? Everyone: We go from the stop start of Russia to the flowing nature of the Spanish GP. Do you think your strength lies in the faster or slower corners? Everyone: What random act of god do you think will cause Drew to fail this week? Drew: WHY THE HELL DID YOU NOT SHUT THE DOGS OUTSIDE?