Ferrari boss, Jean Todt has admitted that the best they can hope for during Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix now is to score a few points.

Speaking after seeing Rubens Barrichello qualify eleventh, while Michael Schumacher spun off and failed to set a time, Todt added that while they thought things would difficult in qualifying, 'the result was worse than they expected'.

"The main problem we have had this weekend is the one we have been carrying around since the start of the season, namely a considerable lack of grip, which makes itself most felt in qualifying," explained Todt.

"Given the situation, we will now change the engine in Michael's car. We can expect a tough race tomorrow and in many ways it will be a step into the unknown, from reliability to tyre wear. Honestly, I think the most we can hope for is to get our cars home in the points."

Schumacher meanwhile noted that the only thing they can do now is race hard - and thus secure as good a position as possible for qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix in two weeks time.

"We have been uncompetitive all weekend so far, therefore I had not expected to qualify very well: maybe around seventh place, which would not have been too bad for tomorrow's race," noted the German. "Even though we should really be looking for race wins, we could at least have been fighting for points. But, I went off the track and this is the result.

"We had expected Turn 9 to be difficult as the wind had picked up and I thought I had taken this into account, but obviously not enough. In the race, all I can do is push hard and try and do my best. It is still important for us to do as well as possible here, to help our chances in qualifying at Monza. After our performance in Hockenheim and Budapest, this weekend is clearly a step backwards."

 

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