So now we know.
Michael`s retired. Ross is off & Paolo has moved to Fiat. Rory is consulting & JT, though still carrying the whip, has moved from postillion to the chaise.
We have to be realistic …… all good things must come to an end.
Don`t misunderstand me, I have every confidence in those that will take over & look forward to celebrating many, many more wins under their “watch”.
Yet, however we look at it, the parting of the Dream Team marks the passing of a Golden Era.
We have had the enormous good fortune to be part of the Ferrari family during their years at the helm. After so many years in the wilderness their success was all the sweeter.
Will F1 ever see their like again? I doubt it, for one reason.
As another Y&F old-timer (oh boy, am I going to be in trouble now!) has pointed out to me, there have been Dynamic Duos (e.g. Stewart & Tyrrell; Clark & Chapman) but never such a large group, a Dream Team consisting of so many brilliant individuals.
So, the Stables` race winners have elected to make way for new blood. We wish they could go on forever but we know they really deserve time to enjoy the fruits of their labours & they haven`t exactly been put out to stud just yet!
To the successors – You are the future. Good luck & keep up the great work. We will be supporting you all the way.
How do you bloggers feel?
While I look to the future with optimism I also value the past.
Jean Todt, Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne, Paolo Martinelli, Michael Schumacher – my thanks to you all.
Together you have made history.