Schumacher salutes Maranello

Schumacher salutes Maranello

Ferrari is celebrating its sixth consecutive constructors' championship at Maranello tonight and Michael Schumacher was quick to praise the efforts of the whole team. Schumacher won the Hungarian Grand Prix and Rubens Barrichello made it the ideal...

Ferrari is celebrating its sixth consecutive constructors' championship at Maranello tonight and Michael Schumacher was quick to praise the efforts of the whole team. Schumacher won the Hungarian Grand Prix and Rubens Barrichello made it the ideal way to claim the title by taking the second spot. The team is over 100 points clear of its nearest rival in the points, Renault.

Michael Schumacher and Ferrari team members celebrate 2004 Constructors World Championship.
Photo by Brousseau Photo.

"What we do on the track is only the tip of the iceberg of what is done in the factory. I think it is great celebrating with the Ferrari team," said Schumacher.

"The foundations of our success are based on the work of every single member of the team at Maranello and everyone of them deserves the title; so it is right that every single one of them takes part not only in the successes but also in the celebrations."

"Ferrari has achieved something truly remarkable over the past few years. I think we are living in an extraordinary historical moment and this history has been written not only by our partners but everybody at Maranello."

"This surprising and incredibly reliable single seater has brought us where we are today and is the results of the surprising and meticulous motivation that each of the team brings to his work."

"We have to really live this moment, we should enjoy it, because it is a really special occasion. We all know that there will be different times ahead but our success gives us the strength to overcome them."

Schumacher is likely to clinch his seventh drivers' title in the next few weeks -- he and Barrichello are now the only drivers who can take the championship so it will be another Ferrari success either way. However, Schumacher is the obvious favourite, being 38 points ahead of his teammate.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher
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