Ferrari takes 4th team title with Bridgestone Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro clinched its 4th consecutive World Constructors' Championship with Bridgestone in a classic one-two finish for its drivers Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher. It is...
Ferrari takes 4th team title with Bridgestone
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro clinched its 4th consecutive World Constructors' Championship with Bridgestone in a classic one-two finish for its drivers Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher. It is the second year in a row that the team has secured the title at the Hungarian Grand Prix - but this time it was the Brazilian driver who led the race from pole to flag. Today's win is Barrichello's second of the season and lifts him into second place in the drivers' table.
This latest championship is the 10th to be won on Bridgestone tyres since the company joined Formula 1 in 1997, its collaboration with Scuderia Ferrari and Michael Schumacher bringing seven of those titles.
Meanwhile, Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa, who were running in 4th and 5th place respectively for most of the race, had to settle for 6th and 7th, both having lost position to McLaren-Mercedes drivers after the second pit-stops. Six Bridgestone cars finished in the top ten.
Ross Brawn - Technical Director - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
"This is a very special day for us because it reflects on the team and on the car; we are competing against the top car companies in the world and we have managed to win the constructors' championship for the last four years. We were able to control the pace today because we knew we had a very fast car and we knew the tyres were good. In the end it was a fairly straightforward race for us. Rubens deserves second place in the drivers' championship and we will be working very hard to achieve that."
Hiroshi Yasukawa - Director of Motorsport - Bridgestone Motorsport
"Many congratulations to Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro on its 4th consecutive World Constructors' Championship which the team thoroughly deserves, and to Rubens on his latest victory. Bridgestone is delighted and proud to have played its part in Ferrari's success and I look forward to our collaboration continuing. This result encourages and motivates all our staff to help our teams secure maximum points in the final four races of this season. It also provides the impetus for us to move forward in developing competitive tyres for the rest of 2002 and beyond."
Hisao Suganuma - Technical Manager - Bridgestone Motorsport
"It has been a day of mixed emotions to a certain extent - obviously the result is wonderful for Rubens and Ferrari and our collaboration with them, but it was a pity that two of our drivers lost places and points when they had been running strongly. Nevertheless, Giancarlo took a valuable and well deserved point for DHL Jordan Honda. From the tyre point of view, it was a satisfying race with our primary spec in particular performing well. We saw again today that our tyre choice suits not just one team but means that all our cars can be in points-scoring positions."