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I could not believe what I was seeing...

October 16, 2006 · Posted by staffFerrari

Looking back at the Japanese Grand Prix, in terms of what happened for the championships, the only way I can analyse it is to divide into two: into my weekend personally as a driver and the weekend for me as part of the team. Starting with my weekend, in the end it was a great weekend for me, as on Saturday I took another pole position and from a driving point of view, I think I did everything I could to the best of my ability. Of course, I was not happy with the final result, because I did have the possibility to win the race, but I missed the chance through no fault of my own, but because of something unforeseen like a puncture. Finishing the race with that disappointment and then seeing what happened to your team-mate, it was really a frustrating weekend. So, to sum up, I was happy with my driving in every session on the track including the race but cannot be happy with the final result. It was definitely a very frustrating weekend for the team and as you may know, I am not a fake guy, I am really part of this team. So if the team is happy, then I am happy and if the team is unhappy then neither am I and so, I was not at all happy about what happened to Michael. Japan could have been a fantastic weekend for us. I drove past Michael’s car at the side of the track and I could not believe what I was seeing. It also made me lose a bit of concentration for one or two laps. It was not a nice moment, seeing him parked in the gravel. From the start of the race, I had been working for the team and there was no problem when Michael got past me to go in the lead. From then on I was just trying to make sure I stayed behind him. But that’s life. After the race, I told Michael that even if this result meant he could not win this year’s title it was not so bad. He still has seven titles! I said, ‘Michael, can you imagine if you had been in this position and you had not yet won a single championship title? At least you have seven in your pocket!’ After Japan, I came straight home to Brazil. I am in Sao Paulo, not doing very much apart from training and getting ready for my home race. The race weekend will start earlier than usual for me, as from this Monday onwards, I have plenty of sponsor and media events to attend. It’s going to be a busy week, but that’s the way it is. I am ready to deal with all the attention and concentrate on doing my very best for my fans, but first and foremost for my team.


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4 responses so far

  • Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 08:59 by
    I feel very frustrated when Michael was out of the Japanese Grand Prix competition The whole scene felt like a conspiracy from rivals to sabotage the Engine of Schumi's car. Team Ferrari to be blamed. After all the hard work from the US Grand prix how could team ferrari let down a man who gave so much to formula 1. I think this is just the biggest failure in the history of team ferrari. I with my whole heart feel sorry for Michael. I suggest Michael should postpone his retirement plans and drive for another year or two to win the title. The whole thing is in shambles. What next the constructors title which i feel ferrari should forget about if Michael had won the japanese grand prix the constructors title for ferrari would have never been lost. So near yet so far.
  • Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 08:59 by
    Hello Felipe u has been too unlucky in Japan like the whole team.But now we all are already very focused on the last race in Brasil.Of course i hope u ll do great in front of ur fans and that together with Michael u ll both drive the constructor championship title toward Maranello.About the driver title is very very hard but not impossible.By the way all the Ferrari fans around the world are so pleased for the fantastic joys that u, Schumi and all the team have given to us during this season.Ferrari is the best u and Michael too!Looking foward to celebrating all together next october 29th.Forza Ferrari !
  • Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 08:59 by
    Hello Felipe i m so glad u won for the first time yesterday in front of ur fans !It was since the Ayrton's era that a brasilian driver didn't win in Brasil.U did yesterday dominating a grea race!I really really hope that it has been the first of a long palmares of wins dear Felipe !U are the future of Ferrari!A fantastic future !!!Thanks for ur impressive season !
  • Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 08:59 by
    Caro FelipeSono felice per te. Contento per la Ferrari Allibito per SCIUMI. Dispiaciuto per la scelta dei CAPI strategisti di ingaggiare adolescenti o poco più grandicelli per metterli alla guida delle F1. Ti ho osservato bene; e da stratega per tutto quanto è Visul da architetto e critico d'arte...oltre che cultore del buon generale; (intravisto in TV il tuo genitore, ti prego! ti suppico, Mi raccomando diminuisci un po' nella MASSA. Sei troppo grasso! Se ti impegni da subito potresti perdere i 10 chili di troppo. Ciao Consolati però... SEI BRAVO! manda a gianni silva 26025 PANDINO (CR.) un cappellino per la mia collezione. Il primo che ho avuto è stato quello di Emerson Fittipaldi ciao Gianni



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