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"We all know that history repeats itself, but we will do everything in our power to try and prevent [Ferrari] from winning the title for the next 21 years."

When McLaren boss Ron Dennis uttered those words at the end of the 2000 season, Ferrari had just ended their longest ever spell without winning a Drivers' World Championship. It came courtesy of Germany's Michael Schumacher, who won the coveted title more than two decades after South African Jody Scheckter got the last one for the Prancing Horse in 1979.

But while Ron Dennis knew, as well as anyone, that another 21-year drought for the Italian team was little more than a faint hope for the Scuderia's rivals, no one could have predicted then that Ferrari wouldn't have lost a single World Championship since. The last six years have seen the Maranello-based team winning five Drivers' Championships, all at the hands of their star driver Schumacher, and a staggering six Constructors' Championships, thanks to his combination with Brazilian teammate Rubens Barrichello.

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