Todt: We have to be humble


Despite starting out as favourites, it would be fair to say that Ferrari got a sound thrashing at the hands of Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton at the weekend.

Talking to, team boss Jean Todt remained confident that his team will bounce back, but refused to talk up the Maranello outfit's championship hopes.

"In Malaysia, we had a quicker car," said the Frenchman, "but unfortunately we never had the opportunity to have a free track in front of us to gain position.

"In Bahrain, our strategy is to try to be in front of the grid, have a good start and win the race," he continued."

"Kimi and Felipe are very skilful," he added, "but in this business we have to be humble, so I would say that first, we win the races, and then we can say we are confident of winning the championship."

Finally, at a time when Flavio Briatore's latest squeeze is taking out adverts in the Italian media asking 'what do you give them who's got everything' *, Todt refused to be drawn on his private life.

Asked when he might tie the knot with Michelle Yeoh, the Frenchman replied, "I am already married... to Ferrari."

* And what do you give the man who's got everything? Why, penicillin of course. (Boom Boom!)

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Published: 11/04/2007
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