Ok, I tried to translate as much as I could, it was really confusing at some points (Andrea Stella talks a lot more than Kimi!) I just edited out the parts related to that weekend in particular or about a race engineer's life (rather trivial replies there, not worth the effort). I also couldn't help buut add some pieces of my mind here and there:
Having been Alonso's race engineer for the past 6 GPs and after a very intense pre season, which lead you to know each other a little better, what has suprised you the most about Fernando?
When he first arrived to the team I tried not to hold many expectations, although I was rather impatient to see how things would develop and the whole team has been positively impressed about his team working capacity, establish relationships with the team personnel (guess they were expecting an insufferable prima donna! Q.O.)
and his leading personality, at the same time that he was consolidating himself as a team worker. On the other side, as a driver, without a doubt his speed as after five or six laps at Valencia we have already taken measure of his raw speed. I was also surprised by his capacity to adapt to every condition and circunstances, wringing them to the max. Another thing I would remark about him is that, as a team, we supported him and helped him on how to optimize his performance on a track or a particular corner and it is notable the capacity he has to listen to what he is being told, and then to apply it with his natural talent.
To summarize, three points: a team worker, who knows how to work with the whole scuderia, his ability to be fast under any conditions and his capacity at the plant to work along with the engineers, to listen and put those advice into practice to bgo faster.
Last year you used to work with Kimi, what are the differences besides the logical characteristics between a Finn and a Spaniard (??? wonder what did they mean with that! Q.O.)
One difference between Fernando and Kimi as a pilot is that he (Nando) has a superior adaptability speed. When there is a sudden change in race conditions or when the car is not ´perfect, Fernando can acapt or compensate much quicker. On the other hand, when the car is perfect, I must say that Kimi has a raw speed or a talent very strong. But a perfect car only comes up in 3 or 4 races during the whole season.
Are pilots too demanding with their engineers?
It is very important that a driver knows all the fundamental bits. For example, it is basic for the driver to know when he arrives to Monaco what does he need to go fast. But the level of detail for those depends on the driver. Some of them prefer to have all the details, like Schumacher and some others prefer less detail, like Kimi. Alonso would be somehwere in the middle, focus placed on the important things that should be very clear. Our job is also to know how much info to provide to each driver, as they must have enough to attain their objectives but not too much ("I don't wanna know!" as Alonso said when being told about Hamilton, anybody? Q.O.)
With two drivers willing to win as Alonso and Massa, is there any danger of disagreements between team personnel for each one? Is there some sort of competition?
In the ten years I've been at Ferrari I've never seen a tense situation between two drivers' teams. Perhaps among the pilots themselves, but never the team, as one of the vital requisites for my job is that we are Ferrari engineers and not of a pilot or another. Our interest lies in obtaining the maximum result for Ferrari and as a consequence, in my case it's the same as obtaining the best result for Alonso. Tthe interests are the same. I've never been in a conflict between drivers' teams.
Is Fernando a guy that always makes use of 100% of the car?
In a weekend like Barcelona I'd say yes, as he couldn't do anymore. At qualy he made a fantastic lap that placed him 4th, a place we did not expect as we thought that Merc or McLaren would be ahead. He was also perfect during the race. Anyways, this season start we all made mistakes, including Fernando, and the most important thing is for us to stop making them (so much for arse kissing because he is your boss! Q.O.)