Hamilton & Perez top press conference bill

Big movers in the driver market to appear in public for first time since announcements in Thursday's FIA press conference

Last Updated: 03/10/12 10:03am

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Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez to be questioned on Thursday

Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez to be questioned on Thursday

Lewis Hamilton will face the media for the first time since his decision to drive for Mercedes in 2013 was announced in Thursday's Drivers' Press Conference at the Japanese GP - which you will be able to watch live on Sky Sports F1.

In what is already promising to be the most eagerly-anticipated Q&A session of the whole season, Hamilton will also be joined in the line-up by the man confirmed as his replacement at McLaren, Sergio Perez.

Hamilton and Perez will be flanked by their respective current and future team-mate Jenson Button, with the pair's high-profile moves undoubtedly set to prove the main topic of discussion.

With the deadlock on the 2013 driver market now finally having been broken, it's also somewhat apt that three other drivers whose respective futures could now be closer to being decided - Felipe Massa, Paul di Resta and Kamui Kobayashi - complete the Thursday line-up.

There looks set to be a similar theme to the discussion for Friday's team bosses' equivalent conference as well with McLaren chief Martin Whitmarsh joined by the man who played a central role in luring Hamilton away from his team, Mercedes counterpart Ross Brawn.

Completing the line-up alongside the heavyweight pair will be Marussia Team Principal John Booth, Sauber CEO Monisha Kaltenborn and Cosworth's Kim Spearman.

Due to the time difference to Japan, it will be an early start if you want to watch Thursday's press conference live - 7am - but it will also be replayed later in the day on Sky Sports F1 first at midday and then at 6pm.

Drivers' press conference line-up - Thursday
Jenson Button (McLaren)
Paul Di Resta (Force India)
Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber)
Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
Sergio Perez (Sauber)

Team bosses' press conference line-up - Friday
Ross Brawn (Mercedes)
Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari)
Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber)
Kim Spearman (Cosworth)
Martin Whitmarsh (McLaren)

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