Barrichello Confident Ferrari can Improve

Rubens Barrichello is optimistic his Ferrari team can keep making improvements in the remaining part of the 2005 season

Barrichello Confident Ferrari can Improve

The Italian squad have showed improved pace in the last two races and World Champion Michael Schumacher finished second in Hungary after having started from pole position for the first time in 2005.

Although Barrichello admitted he was surprised Ferrari proved to be so competitive in Hungary, the Brazilian is confident the team will continue to improve.

"Being with Ferrari you always have reasons to be optimistic," said Barrichello. "No one said we're not working; we're working very hard. We were surprised by the car's speed here, so let's hope it's the same in the other circuits.

"The heat here surprised us and in Turkey it will be even hotter, so maybe these tyres will work well there. We were certainly closer to the front-runners here. We could have finished both on the podium."

Although Ferrari's drivers have ruled themselves out of the fight for the title, Barrichello believes his team still have a chance to fight for the constructors'.

"The fight will go down to the wire," Barrichello added. "I'm sorry I lost valuable points for the team today, but those things happen. I do things like this once a year, so that's OK."

Ferrari are 31 points behind Championship leaders Renault with six races remaining.

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