JULY 22, 2000
Dennis criticizes Ferrari management
MCLAREN chief Ron Dennis has intensified his team's rivalry with arch-rivals Ferrari by criticizing their management over team orders.
Dennis has refused to adjust his own stance on team orders and is allowing Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard to fight for supremacy in each race. He is convinced his way is right and points to difference in McLaren and Ferrari's past records as proof.
"If David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen share race wins and none of them win the world championship, well okay, it's not the way you want it to be," Dennis said.
"But all I can say is that the proof of the pudding is in the eating and Ferrari haven't won a world championship for over 20 years and as far as we are concerned, our way is better and that's the way it's going to stay."
"One of the things we have at McLaren is quality. With that quality we get every opportunity to win races."