Teamwork got Schumacher to flag

Sources close to Ferrari say that the team had almost given up hope on Michael Schumacher finishing the Brazilian GP after the German's F1-2000 was struck by falling oil pressure

Teamwork got Schumacher to flag

When the problem was first spotted technical director Ross Brawn went to see the telemetry at the back of the garage, and he remained there for the rest of the race.

British engineer Tad Czapski is being credited with saving Michael's day.

Czapski apparently suggested that Michael change his line for the remainder of the race, so that a different combination of bumps and lateral forces combined to keep the pressure up to a satisfactory level.

As Czapski monitored the fluctuating figures, Brawn relayed instructions to the driver.

Ferrari president Luca de Montezemolo apparently intends to offer his personal thanks to Czapski, who is acknowledged as one of the shrewdest electronics and controls systems specialists in the sport.

The 42-year-old followed Schuamcher, Brawn and Rory Byrne in the 'dream team' move from Benetton to Ferrari.

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