Todt remains confident


While some are saying that after just seven races Ferrari's hopes of the 2007 title(s) are already at an end, team boss Jean Todt remains confident that despite McLaren's 35 point lead, the championship(s) are far from decided.

"I'm a bit confused when I hear people speak about a problem," he told reporters at Maranello as the team concluded its 60th anniversary celebrations. "One team is ahead of us. Their package has been better than ours."

Asked what he feels his team's chances are at Magny-Cours and then Silverstone just one week later, the Frenchman replied: "Honestly, I don't know. "We have been disappointed after the races in Monte Carlo, Canada and Indianapolis. But we have done some good tests at Silverstone and I think we will be competitive."

At the end of a week in which there has been continued speculation regarding the future of Kimi Raikkonen, with company president Luca di Montezemolo admitting that he is waiting to see the real Kimi, Todt gave both his drivers a vote of confidence.

"They are the drivers for the present and the future of Ferrari," he said. "It's up to us to give them a good car."

When asked if Ferrari might give up on the 2007 fight and concentrate on next year's assault, the Frenchman was adamant: "If you're competitive I don't think you sacrifice for next year. It's not a sabbatical year."

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Published: 24/06/2007
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