Todt warns of repeat

Ferrari's managing director Jean Todt has insisted that the 2004 world champions will continue its charge for another world title next year. Speaking at the Ferrari Maserati World Finals in Monza on Sunday, Todt congratulated the team on a 'unique' season

Todt warns of repeat

Todt was joined at the event by Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo and drivers Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello as the team celebrated its sixth consecutive constructors' title and Schumacher's fifth consecutive drivers' title. Both drivers carried out a demonstration run in front of the loyal tifosi ahead of the final rounds of the Ferrari Maserati World Finals.

Ferrari dominated this year's championship winning 15 of the 18 races, and while Todt believes turning out another successful season will be difficult, he believes it can be done.

"The entire Ferrari family has turned out here to celebrate a season which can be described as unique," Todt said. "It will definitely not be easy to repeat it, because the car world is a difficult one on all levels and we always set ourselves very ambitious targets.

"We are very satisfied with everything that has happened this year. Obviously, we need to look to the future, which will be very competitive, given who we are up against, both in commercial and sporting terms. Our group is united, strong, stable, passionate and motivated. All this gives us the right lift to go forward in the same way."

Schumacher himself admitted that his enormous achievement of securing a seventh world title was only just sinking in.

"We are used to always thinking about the next race, the next championship," he said. "It is part of way of doing things, so there is not much time to reflect on what we are going through right now in terms of seeing the bigger picture.

"But it is great to be part of a day like this, with everyone together to celebrate a really unbelievable season."

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