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9-June: At the post Race press conference for the Canadian GP, Michael Schumacher was happy with the win and said "You can obviously call it a very good day in all respects, in every way you look at it, very fortunate."
When asked if Ferrari had a new specification engine, he said "We always develop the engine. It was nothing specifically different from my point of view, from the last race, at least. But it was doing very well. The reason we put this emphasis was because our straight line speed this weekend was fantastically good and that is because of the engine and the aerodynamics and that's why some emphasis has been put on that, and some compliments have been made, but it hasn't been a different specification of engine compared to the last race."
He indicated that the difference between Bridgestone and Michelin wasn't so obvious as it was in Monaco and said "I would probably have to study the data a little bit closer. From what I have seen, with different strategy I don't know what was the gaps and whether they were within being equal or not. We certainly had a very good tyre and we had nothing to complain about, but on the other hand, from what we have seen in Monte Carlo, in the race we were quite a bit stronger there, that wasn't so obvious."
As for his expectations for the next race at the Nurburgring, he said "Our expectations are obviously very high with the package we have. I would like to express a big compliment to our testing team because all the year, they stay in the shadows and they work very hard and we never have the opportunity to really thank in the proper way and I'm really happy we have such guys behind us who work so well. I was having some vacation, using the opportunity with them and they simply do a fantastic job with both our testing drivers, Badoer and Burti and all the test engineers, so a big compliment to them and we obviously look forward to having a good test next week and come prepared to Nurburgring."
Michael once again re-iterated that despite his 43 point lead in the championship, it is not over until the championship is won and said "I know that winning this race and having the points makes me obviously quite a step closer to it, but as you said before nine races to go, ninety points to give away and only 43 points advance. So, admittedly it is very good, but it is still not done."

David Coulthard admitted that while he was expecting a points finish, he didn't expect to be on the podium and said "Honestly, no, I didn't think in a straight fight we would be on the podium but obviously lots of things can happen in racing. I was pretty confident, even though I was eighth, that I was going to finish in the points and obviously the start was again a major help in that so obviously the boffins with all the numbers were doing a good job so thanks to them."
Describing the overtaking move that Barrichello made on him in which they both cut the chicane, he said "Sato didn't move over, held me up at the hairpin and so I was slow coming out and that gave Rubens a run on me, and I used the slipstream of Sato and then had to move out and you are always uncomfortable to think there is going to be three cars abreast, but obviously Rubens had enough space and we ran side by side into the corner, tried to brake as late as I could, realised I was not going to make the corner, came out thinking that Rubens had and went onto the radio to ask 'do I have to let Rubens through because I have gained an advantage by not making the chicane. They told me he hadn't made the chicane either so that's it."
Despite his second place finish, Coulthard still believes they are the third team and said "I think our performance is about the third team at the moment. We've obviously working to try and improve on that but unless we have a major development, there's no reason for that to change in terms of qualifying pace but obviously you can, in racing, work strategies and have good fortune and reliability. So the race is always going to throw up new opportunities, but we know where our qualifying is at the moment."

Rubens Barrichello was disappointed with the decision to bring the safety car, a move which spoiled his 2 stop strategy and said "I think being at the right place on the track helped but I had a good reaction time and everything worked fantastically. By the pace that Montoya was driving in the first few corners, it looked like he was on a two stop too but that didn't mean I wasn't going to push and obviously he ran a little bit wide, almost touched the wall on the exit of the last chicane, when he came to close the door, I was already beside him, I went a little bit on the grass but it was a moment when I had to take the opportunity because I knew I had a quick car. Unfortunately my race today was done by the safety car because basically I think there was no reason to bring it out. The car was parked there, we have the situation where you can roll the car backwards so you have problems and so on, but the car was parked. I don't think anybody would have run into that car. My race was pretty much done by that. I was trying to ask the team if I should come in. They didn't say anything so it was too risky for me just to come in without saying much, but I had the gap to everyone would have made the race a lot easier for me."
He admitted that a 2 stop strategy was risky but was comfortable with the decision and said "You have to take a risk. I was quite comfortable with a two stop because I wanted to push and see if I could try to win the race, basically. It was risky because we know the safety car can come out here, but it could work either way. If the car is in the wall, that's one thing, but if the car is parked, I don't think there's a reason for that  We all have to be sensible. I really don't know what happened, I have to see. But it really screwed the race.
As for his failed overtaking move on David Coulthard when they both cut the chicane, Barrichello suggested changing that comer completely and said "I just think it is a corner that should be modified because it is the only place you can overtake on the circuit. If, for example, if I had the in my mind the feeling that I just push and I go straight and see what happens then I would have pushed him with me, I am sure, because he was willing to do that with me, so when I saw the car going a little faster I had to just let it go a little bit more and just see if I could be in a position to block him. Obviously at that point you can see on the data that I was completely on the brakes and I let it go and braked again, so obviously I didn't make the thing, so it is within the rules to say that both crossed the thing. But if the chicane is used like that then everyone is going to cross it. It is very dirty, people touch the grass, they are always so close and there is no point in it. They should change the corner completely."

9-June: What the teams and drivers said following the Race in Canada ... Report

9-June: Canadian GP Race: Michael Schumacher wins the race ahead of David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello. Kimi Raikkonen, Giancarlo Fisichella and Jarno Trulli makes the top 6 ... Timed Results ... Report ... Notes

9-June: Canadian GP Warm-up Session: Michael Schumacher sets the fastest time of the session ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher. David Coulthard, Enrique Bernoldi and Jarno Trulli make the top 6 ... Timed Results ... Report ... Notes

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