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SEPTEMBER 30, 2000

Schumacher's manager Weber is cautious

Michael Schumacher's manager Willi Weber is in cautious mood ahead of the last two Grands Prix of the season.

Despite seeing Schumacher take an eight-point lead over McLaren's Mika Hakkinen in the drivers' championship with a win at Indianapolis, Weber is refusing to think about his man winning the title.

"In Formula One anything is possible," said Weber. We have had our fingers burnt before, so we will not be jubilant until the title is really safe.

"There are two races left and although Suzuka might be better for McLaren, the Sepang circuit suits the Ferrari better."

If Schumacher wins the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka on October 8 he will be the first Ferrari driver to win the World Championship since Jody Scheckter in 1979.