Hungrian GP Ferrari race notes

Jean Todt "A dream race with a dream team. I am very happy that Ferrari has secured its third consecutive Constructors' title and that Michael has won the Drivers' for the second consecutive year. It is fantastic to achieve this with a one-two ...

Jean Todt
"A dream race with a dream team. I am very happy that Ferrari has secured its third consecutive Constructors' title and that Michael has won the Drivers' for the second consecutive year. It is fantastic to achieve this with a one-two finish and with four races still to go this season. Michael was simply fantastic and Rubens drove a stupendous race which gave us the Constructors' title. Michael has given him the winner's trophy from this race. This year's results speak for themselves and I am delighted for the team that Ferrari has reaped the rewards for all its hard work. There are still four races to go and we will do all we can to live up to our title in the races to come. This year's success is particularly sweet as we were up against two very strong rivals. This evening the entire team will dine together in Budapest and tomorrow we will return to Maranello to celebrate these titles with all the Ferrari staff. In fact, at the moment I am thinking mainly about all these people and their work which has contributed so much to this great result."

Michael Schumacher
"I might be a good driver but I am not good at finding the right words to describe this! It has been a beautiful weekend and we have done everything we could. To be honest, I did not have such a good feeling when I came here, but now with pole and the win which makes me equal with Alain Prost on 51 and the fourth championship, it is all too much for me. It is a great achievement for the team. They are wonderful guys and we have stuck together through the good and the bad times and I am really in love with all of them. They are such fun to work with. I cannot compare this title to the others: each one and each race win is different and special. In the early part of the race, I was trying to preserve my tyres for later and my first set was better than Rubens'. Later in the race he gave me a lot of pressure. Towards the end, I was worried about making a mistake, as one car was leaving oil on the track. I am very happy for Rubens' second place, for himself, for the fact it gave us the Constructors' title and for the fact he was a cushion between me and David. As for the rest of the season, I plan to keep winning races. Rubens has been a very important part of the team and if I can help him, I will."

Rubens Barrichello
"I am very proud of my contribution to this result, proud to be Michael's team-mate and of being part of this success. I think it is not a coincidence that Ferrari has won the championship in the two years I have been with the team. I think the team and Michael both deserve this great result. As for the race, I had a wonderful start, but on my first set of tyres the car was a bit difficult. At the first pit stop I was so disappointed to lose second place and then at the second one I was so happy to get it back again. I pushed hard and got a very good out lap and that's how it happened. I never felt under much pressure towards the end, because it is impossible to overtake here. Basically, I was driving within my limits and and had a good race.

-Ferrari

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