The first cracks in the relationship between Ferrari and supplier Bridgestone emerged in the wake of Michael Schumacher’s Montreal defeat.
Contemplating F1’s next hop to Indianapolis, the German driver said: ”The car is right. Everything now depends on the tyre situation.”
Even with 25 points to recover over just nine races, however, Germany’s Schumacher is resolute that the title battle is far from over.
He also denied that his motivation might be starting to wane. ”I think some people have forgotten where we were last year,” said the Ferrari driver. ”Nowhere.
”I promise you that we won’t give up.”
F1’s championship leader, too, is also adamant that the fight is on.
Fernando Alonso said pulling out another two-points to Schumacher in Canada was ‘not a radical change’.
However, Renault’s Spaniard did at least admit that Kimi Raikkonen is not really in the running any more.
Alonso told newspaper ‘AS’: ”I don’t know how many points he has got but it would be almost a miracle if he caught up.
”I doubt that he can even catch Michael, so from now on I am only paying attention to Michael.”gmmf1 dailyf1news.con