Balance of power shifts to Williams

Ferrari team principal Jean Todt knows that Williams currently has the upper hand after the last two races and Ferrari is about to commence a busy test programme in an effort to turn the situation around. Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya's...

Ferrari team principal Jean Todt knows that Williams currently has the upper hand after the last two races and Ferrari is about to commence a busy test programme in an effort to turn the situation around. Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya's one-two finish in yesterday's French Grand Prix has put Williams just three points behind Ferrari in the Constructors' standings.

"Undoubtedly, the balance of power in the last four races between ourselves and the BMW, Williams, Michelin package has shifted in their favour," said Todt. "With six races remaining, there are four drivers within 17 points and three teams covered by 18. Now we are about to tackle a week of testing, the last before the summer break, and it will be very important."

"We will be in action at Mugello, Barcelona and Fiorano, working along with Bridgestone, on the entire package. We will put all our efforts into improving the situation, with the aim of maintaining our lead in both Championships to the very end of the season."

Ferrari still leads both championships but by a much narrower margin and although McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen is eight points behind Michael Schumacher in the Driver's standings, Ralf is now only three points behind the Finn. It's Williams that Michael sees as the problem: "We need to be concerned about Williams," he said. "We know what they do and we must get our act together."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Ferrari , McLaren , Williams