Q: Will the W09 be a 'diva' like the W08, or will this year be easier? (Martin Bashforth, Facebook)
TW: "Well, if I can choose between a diva and a boring lady, I would rather go for the diva. She (the W08) was pretty quick. The quickest car last year with the most pole positions and race wins, but very difficult to handle at times. We are trying to keep the character traits of the diva - not slowing her down but smoothing out the edges. You don't want to lose the fundamental DNA of the car. You just need to understand why on some circuits the car didn't behave like we wanted."
Q: You were a racer before you moved into business and then management. Does that experience help you as a Team Principal? (Irin Joy, Facebook)
TW: "It helps and it doesn't. It helps because I think I understand the concept of what happens in a racing car and what the organisation needs to look like in order to perform. On the other side, I have never experienced any of the sensations a Formula One driver has. I've never driven an F1 car, I didn't have the ability to drive an F1 car, so you need to be very conscious, because you don't want to get too involved."
Q: Would you sign Niki Lauda as your driver if you were a team boss in the 70s? (Yoel Aranguren, Facebook)
TW: "Absolutely. He was outstanding in his day. He is a very driven, very ambitious person - straightforward and a straight talker. You always know what goes through his mind. There is no filter between what comes to his mind and what comes out of his mouth, which is really good. I would have been very keen on signing him up."