Ferrari one-two marks record for Maranello team

Ferrari set a new team record for victories and points in a single season as they raced home to a one-two finish in the United States Grand Prix

Ferrari one-two marks record for Maranello team

Ferrari's sporting director Jean Todt admitted the triumph had made his mind turn to thoughts of winning world championships.

"A day like this makes you think even more about the championships," he said after witnessing Michael Schumacher's seventh victory in 15 races making the German the second most successful driver of all time.

"This is Ferrari's eighth victory of the season and the seventh for Michael," continued Todt. "In terms of wins, and also with 143 points, this is an outright record for the team in one season. But we know that even if there are only two races remaining, the road ahead will still be long and difficult.

"It was a fantastic race from start to finish. Michael always makes us nervous when he has a big lead, but we know him well by now. He's like that. He finds it hard to drive slowly."

Schumacher - who may have laid the foundations for his third title in America - spun at Turn 9 as the two-time world champion lost concentration while cruising home to victory. The Ferrari ace leads McLaren rival Mika Hakkinen by eight points with only two rounds remaining in Japan and Malaysia.

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