Todt: Championship still wide open

FerrariJean Todt, team boss of Ferrari, believes that the 2007 championship is still wide open, despite Kimi Raikkonen being fifteen points behind McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

“It’s still very open, very open,” Todt said. “If there were two races to go then a 15 point deficit would be impossible. But 15 points with 12 races to go, which is an average of 1.25 points per race, is not so much.”

Despite the lack of testing between Monaco and Montreal, the Ferrari team are still pushing hard. “We have a few modifications which we will have for the next race,” Todt continued. “You must always push harder. We respect our competitors very much. They are very good, they are strong. They have been more reliable than us at the beginning of the seasona. Some others are fighting hard behind us, so we have to push.

“Since the beginning of the seasons, two teams have been ahead of the others and I think it will be like that for a while. But as I said before, some others behing are working hard and I’m sure we can progress. We need to progress more than the others.”