The Dream Team

I have a theory about Ferrari's success in F1. That is: As long as the present management and technical team stays at Ferrari, the success will continue.

When Michael Schumacher came to Ferrari he brought team manager Jean Todt and technical wiz Ross Brawn. In turn, those men brought their preferred technicians and support personnel. There was some speculation that if Michael Schumacher won the 2003 Formula One World Championship he would retire. That would be six titles and he would have surpassed Juan Manual Fangio's five, securing Schumacher's place in the history books.

It looks like Schumacher and the rest of Team Ferrari will be a force for many years to come. Earlier this week, at the Canadian Grand Prix, it was revealed that many of the key Ferrari personnel have signed contracts keeping them with the team until 2006. In this crash.net article via Yahoo Jean Todt confirms my hypothesis:
On the subject of what he felt was his greatest achievement with Ferrari, Todt began by stating he did not like thinking in terms of superlatives. "But the biggest achievement has probably been building this 'dream team'. Now the challenge is to maintain that situation. When you look at what Ferrari has achieved in the past ten years, it is more than any other team in F in terms of wins, championships, but also in the stability of the team.
One team member who has not been signed yet is Rubens Barrichello. His contract expires at the end of this season. This has fueled wild speculation about his future with the team.