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Jean Todt is not worried about wrapping up the title at his home race in France on Sunday - even if it will become the fastest championship win in history.
While reigning FIA Formula One World Champion™ Michael Schumacher says he would prefer to win the world title at his home circuit in Germany at the end of the month, the French Ferrari team boss says ending the title chase in front of his home crowd is not his biggest priority.

"As long as we win, that's all that matters. I am not worried when it happens as long as it does," he said.

"However, it is important not to leave it until Suzuka. We don't want to leave it to the last race. We've already had some bad experiences when that has happened, don't forget that!"

Schumacher can wrap the world championship in France if he wins and all of his title rivals - Rubens Barrichello, Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya - finish outside the top three.


"Mathematically it is true, it's possible for Michael to win in Magny-Cours," added Todt. "But it would be very presumptuous and very disrespectful of the other teams to say that is what we were planning, but to be in a position to win the championship is fantastic."

The cautious Frenchman, who has seen the title slip through his hands twice before Ferrari's era of domination began three years ago, refuses to take their massive lead in both world championships for granted.

"We are in quite a strong position to win the championship with Michael. But let's see what happens," he added. "Things can change quickly in this sport. It has happened to us before."

Todt claimed he had not checked whether Ferrari is on the road to their best season ever. "You can easily check," he said. "118 points in ten races is a good average."

The statistics show that Ferrari has now scored more than a win (10 points) at every race this season with their average of 11.8 points a race. They have finished 1-2 four times, and had a driver on the podium at every race.


Ferrari alone also has more points in the constructors' championship than the combined totals of the teams that have finished second, third and fourth (Williams 67, McLaren 37 and Renault 14).
 
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