Q: What do you think of your new teammate? Is his situation inside Ferrari different from Eddie's last year?
Schumacher: I reckon him ... quite fast. When I talk of Ferrari and McLaren, I include all four of the drivers. I don't think his situation is different from Eddie's. But honestly, you can't make someone slower by contract. If he's faster, he's faster. And whoever is faster is going to be the number 1 driver. It's as simple as that.
Well, Schumacher must feel very confident about himself being faster than Rubens to actually proclaim such a statement at the beginning of the season.... it's going to be interesting!