Todt: Hungarian one-two easiest so far

Ferrari sporting director Jean Todt reckons Sunday's one-two finish in the Hungarian Grand Prix was the easiest his team has scored all season

Todt: Hungarian one-two easiest so far

Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher wrapped up the constructors' title for Ferrari with their fifth one-two of the season, and such was the dominance of the red cars they were able to ease up by almost four seconds a lap near the end and still finish with a comfortable lead over Ralf Schumacher in third.

"In all fairness, watching from the pit wall, I would say it was probably the easiest one-two we have had because we were much quicker from the start," admitted Todt. "It was important to have two cars first after the first corner, which happened. It was not easy for Michael but finally, he managed it.

"And then we knew we had to save the tyres at the beginning and we thought that at the beginning that Ralf might be on a one stop. We thought it was probably not the case, but it could have been, and we were really pulling away quite easily."

Although the Ferrari's ran close together on the track, it was only after both scheduled pit stops that Schumacher looked like he was trying to line up an overtaking move, but on both occasions he was more circumspect than he would usually be if he was racing someone other than his team-mate. Todt acknowledges that he has no intention of letting his driver fight tooth and nail against each other.

"We want our drivers to be racing against other competitors, not against each other," he said. "We have said that many times before. We are not intending to have both drivers fighting against each other if it is not in the interests of the team. The priority at the moment is to have Rubens second in the championship."

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