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Schumacher Confident of Wrapping Up 'Bonus' Title

Tuesday August 14th, 2001

Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher has said that he is confident of wrapping up the World Championship this weekend in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

A victory in Hungary would secure a fourth world title for Schumacher, but the German said that being crowned champion this year is a bonus for his career and more than he expected.

"I already said at the beginning of the year that I achieved my main aim - the World Championship with Ferrari," Schumacher said. "Everything else after that I see as a bonus.

"I go into every race with the aim to win and everything else just happens. I don't see any reason why it should be any different in Budapest this time. I have already said several times that our car does actually look good on all track profiles and I also count on us being right at the front again in Budapest."

Schumacher admitted that he is refreshed going into the Hungaroring race and insisted that his two-week holiday has made him more eager for success.

"I feel physically and mentally very much rested and refreshed," he said. "I am really looking forward to the race in Budapest and it is time that things start moving again."

Published at 14:19:09 GMT

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