"I don't know if that's... it's not going to make any difference if you make us three seconds or one-and-a-half second slower, it's not going to make the racing any better". Nobody looked like getting anywhere close to him, and barring a massive technical or mechanical failure, he never looked like losing; and nor did he really have very much to do.
"If we happen to this weekend have got on top of the issues that we have with the auto, and we start to be more consistent, then I think we'll be a lot happier, because then I'll know that I can continue to punch either at my weight, or a little bit above my weight".
"I am feeling really good in the auto at the moment and, looking to tomorrow, I think we will be strong on race pace". "I didn't get a great feeling on that tyre so I made a decision to ask to go back and I think it was the right call".
"We should make the decisions", the four-time champion said. "It will be a tough race". I'm enjoying the battle, I'm enjoying the challenge.
Despite the fact that it is the driver whose life is on the line, who in most cases is the star attraction, they get little or no say in the sport.
"I do respect them and know how busy they can be and all that".
Jada Pinkett regrets dating Will Smith while he was still legally married
Will and Jada , now married 20 years, would go on to have two kids of their own, Jaden Smith and Willow Smith . Pinkett Smith recalled. "His take was, 'That is Trey's mother, and that's just not your place'".
The changes for next season were devised with the help of Todt's old Ferrari sidekick Ross Brawn, who works for the sport owners, Liberty Media.
Vettel felt sure he had done enough to get the better of Hamilton with a stunning final lap, but still came up short and is anticipating "an interesting race".
"I'm not trying to be amusing but I genuinely have no idea what they're doing or what they've changed or what they've decided. Hats off to them and tomorrow I think it will be a close race, anything can happen really just like the last couple".
Hamilton pinpointed mastering the Pirelli tyres at the start of the week as his priority and added: "These tyres seemed to have a small working window".
"I'll take it for now, but I know for the long term I can't continue to rely on that".
Pirelli have changed the tread of the tyres for this weekend with Hamilton dismissing a suggestion the adjustment favoured Mercedes as a "stupid question". Watch the Spanish GP exclusively live on Sky Sports F1 on Sunday. "We shouldn't have to ask, 'Can you involve us?' We should be involved because we are the ones driving. At the moment, we are making the racing better".
Daniel Ricciardo: "I really think we got the most out of the auto this afternoon".