Malaysian GP Ferrari preview

Michael Schumacher: "The first two times we raced at this track was at the end of the season. This time we are racing in March and it could be a lot hotter and a lot wetter, for it is also the rainy season. For sure it's going to be a pretty tough...

Michael Schumacher:
"The first two times we raced at this track was at the end of the season. This time we are racing in March and it could be a lot hotter and a lot wetter, for it is also the rainy season. For sure it's going to be a pretty tough race physically, but it will be the same for everyone and I am not worried about my stamina for this race. Obviously I have warm memories of the Sepang track which is both challenging yet very safe. I would certainly like to make it hat trick for Ferrari this year and add another 10 points to my Championship lead. We showed we were both fast and reliable in Australia, but it's not going to be easy to repeat the act in Malaysia - especially if the weather plays a hand in the outcome."

Rubens Barrichello:
"We had different aerodynamic solution to test for the Sepang circuit as well as continue reliability tests on all the components. Malaysia will be hot and humid and that will put a lot of extra strain on the cars as well as the drivers. Although I was not entirely pleased the way the race went for me in Australia, it was still a very positive start to the season and I am looking forward to having a better race in Malaysia and, I hope, racing Michael for the win. It's going to feel strange returning to the same track so soon where the whole team had an incredible party to celebrate our double championship win. I think some have only just recovered."

- Ferrari

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello
Teams Ferrari