Schumacher still motivated

Schumacher still motivated

At today's launch of Ferrari's 2002 contender Michael Schumacher, who is aiming for his fifth championship this season, said he is still motivated. The reigning champion will take to the track to defend his title in what is considered to be the...

At today's launch of Ferrari's 2002 contender Michael Schumacher, who is aiming for his fifth championship this season, said he is still motivated. The reigning champion will take to the track to defend his title in what is considered to be the best Ferrari yet.

Michael Schumacher with the new Ferrari F2002.
Photo by Ferrari Media Center.

"Our motivation is still unchanged, our target and goals are still the same." Schumacher said, "We want to once again win both world championships and there is nothing nicer than winning with Ferrari. We obtained beautiful results in the past and that is what we want for the future."

The F2002 is a new car rather than a development of the 2001 model that Schumacher took eleven pole positions and nine wins with -- Technical Director Ross Brawn said they've taken time to make sure the performance was better.

"We wanted to make a car which we thought was going to prove better than last year's." Brawn commented. "At one time we were not satisfied with the improvements obtained - they were not enough. So we've taken a longer time to develop the car to be sure that the performance would be improved. For this reason we'll have less time for testing and inspection. But I believe this is the best Ferrari the team has ever developed."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Ross Brawn
Teams Ferrari