> When Schumacher moved to Ferrari his successful car designer and others from
> the Championship winning Bennetton team followed. The coffers were opened
> and such people as Ross Brawn, Jean Todt, etc were all bought in. Together
> they developed a car over the last seasons- a lot of the work apparently
> done in England. Schumacher himself having a very big input. In fact the one
> component that hauled the car ahead of McLaren was Schumacher himself. He
> made the difference.
Um, Todt joined during or just after the 92 season - it was he who signed
Berger to return to Maranello in 93. Wrong about the England thing too.
That was back during Barnard's two spells (87-90 and 93-96). Since then it
has all been centralized at Maranello.
> As far as I can see that was no 360 Modena racing this season. The only
> contribution from traditional Ferrari was the colour (now sold out) and the
> bank roll.
> Congratulations to the Schumacher team. 2000 F1 Champions.
Hardly, you belittle the Ferrari far too much. No way would Michael be
champ in anything other than a Ferrari or a McLaren. Not even he could win
in a Williams at the moment, let alone any of the rest! Ferrari deserve a
fair amount of credit. After all they have the constructor's title too, and
that wouldn't be possible without the points scored by Barichello!