Ferrari denies F1 has become easy

Ferrari Formula 1 boss Jean Todt maintains that there is nothing easy about grand prix racing, despite his team's dominance of the sport that is opening it up to accusations of being boring

Ferrari denies F1 has become easy

Michael Schumacher scored a record 10th win of the season in Belgium last weekend, a result that was never in doubt from the start. The victory was Ferrari's 12th of the year, with main rivals Williams and McLaren having only scored a single win each this season.

But Todt made it clear that Ferrari is not taking its phenomenal success for granted.

"It's never easy," he said. "Ask our competitors if it's easy. Having said that, it seems that this year we are much more competitive than the other teams. The results speak for themselves but I wouldn't say that this race saw a bigger domination than any others. If you take it race by race, you will see that we have been dominating several times already as we did in this grand prix."

There is little sign at the moment of Williams, McLaren or anyone else providing a real challenge to Ferrari. Todt admitted that his team could remain on top for some time.

"I think we have to be prudent and have our feet on the ground," he said. "We have to realize that this success may not last. We hope that it will continue at Monza and maybe in the United States, perhaps at Suzuka, maybe next year, but we know that this run of success will one day come to an end.

"We are humble, we know that things could turn around so we have to try and profit from this extraordinary success but also appreciate that these results are because of a massive amount of work - and one has to continue to work if one is going to remain on this dimension."

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