Ross Brawn, currently on sabbatical, has defended Ferrari’s line-up. “It is a false beleif that a driver can tell the engineers how to make the car faster,” he explained. “The driver’s role is limited to describing his impressions to the engineers so that the data can be interpreted correctly.”
Meanwhile, Ralf Schumacher denied reports that his brother was on his way back to racing. “He has already been away from the current technology for too long,” Ralf said. Best quote over the Schumacher speculation has to go to Keke Rosberg though – “All he is for Ferrari is now a garage decoration,” he said.
Jean Todt has also given his vote of confidence to Massa and Raikkonen. “We will not be changing our drivers,” Todt stated. “Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen are our present and our future. Now it is up to us to give them a good car. I don’t know if we will improve our performances in France and in the UK – I can only say that our results in Monaco, in Canada and at Indianapolis were disappointing. But we have had some positive results from our latest tests at Silverstone and we reamin hopeful.”
Both drivers are also confident that the future will yield better results. Massa explained, “I am really satisfied. When I drove the car, I immediately noticed some positive changes. That is why I feel optimistic about the French Grand PRix.”
Raikkonen was more cautious. “The Silverstone tests showed that we are on the way back and my car goes much better now,” the Finn said. “But I don’t know if it will be enough to catch up with McLaren. We will have to see how things pan out.”