Schuey Jr: 'Ferrari/McLaren domination will end...'

Ralf Schumacher believes BMW WilliamsF1 has the capability to break the stranglehold Ferrari and McLaren command in Formula 1 - but the young German doesn't think it will happen next year

Schuey Jr: 'Ferrari/McLaren domination will end...'

Autosport.com continues its series of 'My season' reviews with the driver who earned the 'best of the rest' title in the 2000 season. In our exclusive interview, Schumacher explains why 2001 won't see the end of Ferrari/McLaren domination, but why the top two teams will be under more pressure than in recent years.

"Those two teams (Ferrari and McLaren) have the best drivers and the best engines - they simply have the best package. I think it's quite realistic to say they are going to be dominating the next season again," he said. "But I personally believe that a change is coming soon. BAR is getting up there, we are close and I'm sure with Renault, Benetton will be coming again. To come to a top level is difficult, but to stay there is difficult as well. So I'm quite sure it will change."

Schumacher also reacted to the storm that blew up over the comments he made about Williams' decision to drop Jenson Button in favour of Juan Pablo Montoya.

"I just said that it's a shame to split a team which was good, but I then said Frank (Williams) must have his reasons and it could be better again. About Juan I can't say anything. Basically, I think he is very quick, but F1 is something different than Indycar and it's going to be a new experience for him.

To read the full Ralf Schumacher 'My season' interview, click here.

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