Ferrari aim for fourth and fifth titles

Around 900 Gestione Sportiva staff got together to celebrate another successful year's work at the traditional Christmas lunch last weekend. Held at Maranello in the new logistics centre, the lunch was attended not only by the Gestione staff but...

Around 900 Gestione Sportiva staff got together to celebrate another successful year's work at the traditional Christmas lunch last weekend. Held at Maranello in the new logistics centre, the lunch was attended not only by the Gestione staff but also directors of the Gestione Industriale, including GT Managing Director Amedeo Felisa. Also in attendance of course, were Ferrari President, Luca di Montezemolo, Jean Todt and the Scuderia's four official drivers.

It was a happy occasion with much applause, as President Montezemolo reviewed the past year and season. "We will continue to work in this calm way in 2003," promised the Ferrari Maserati President. "Our stated aim for next year is to win a fourth consecutive Drivers' title and a fifth consecutive Constructors' championship. The opposition is strong, but that only adds to the challenge.

"With your passion, ability and team spirit we know we can do it. When Ferrari loses it will be news and our job is to do all we can to delay that moment." The President then called Michael Schumacher up on stage with these words: "Irrespective of the length of his contract, Michael will always be part of Ferrari and if he wants to continue his career until he is 82, he can do it with us. After 82 years, I will not be responsible for what happens!"

President Montezemolo then invoked everyone to enjoy the moment. "Carry on working like this," he concluded. "I am proud to be President of Ferrari and President of people like you."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Luca di Montezemolo , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari