So far so good for Ferrari

So far so good for Ferrari

Ferrari team principal Jean Todt might have wished for another one-two finish from the drivers in Malaysia but he's happy enough with the results of the second race. Michael Schumacher led from pole to flag at Sepang and teammate Rubens...

Ferrari team principal Jean Todt might have wished for another one-two finish from the drivers in Malaysia but he's happy enough with the results of the second race. Michael Schumacher led from pole to flag at Sepang and teammate Rubens Barrichello finished fourth, further consolidating Ferrari's lead in the Constructors' standings.

Jean Todt.
Photo by Brousseau Photo.

"It would not be fair to be unhappy when you bring home 15 points out of 18 in the race, and 33 out of 36 in the championship so far," said Todt. "We can be very pleased about the whole situation so far."

Predictions were that the Michelin runners would have the advantage in Malaysia's heat but Schumacher proved that wrong. Todt admitted that the team was unsure of how competitive Ferrari and Bridgestone would be.

"I am always very cautious about predictions. There is much speculation, but it is a very rewarding, very encouraging, to see the car is great and we have good reliability. We did not have enough information to figure how it would be," Todt added, explaining that Barrichello lost out early in the race. "He lost a few important places when the track was a bit more slippery."

Despite the early success so far, Ferrari is always looking at how it can improve. "The spirit of the team is to try and look forwards and to see how we can progress, where we did not do well enough, where we can be better, rather than focusing on the success we are having," said the boss. "We are more focused about what we have to do to improve the situation."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari