OCTOBER 6, 2001
F1 steels itself for 2002
Michael Schumacher has declared himself confident about Ferrari's technological assault on the 2002 world championship already, with the 2001 season yet to draw to a close.
The German has been heavily involved in the testing of Bridgestone tires and new equipment for the 2002 season at Fiorano this week - so busy, in fact, that he missed his brother's wedding! - and professed to be entirely satisfied with the results after dropping the lap record.
"I am very happy with the work we have done this week," said Michael. "It's been a while that we wanted to try something revolutionary and we did it with the new gearbox. Given the first results we have achieved with new components - and the gearbox was the not the only new thing we tried, I am optimistic about next year."