Sauber-Petronas technical director, Willy Rampf has predicted that the Swiss based team will do much better at the Italian Grand Prix in two weeks time, after a dismal result in Turkey.

Sauber failed to score at the Turkish Grand Prix, and while Jacques Villeneuve finished eleventh - after starting near the back of the field following a spin in qualifying, Felipe Massa crashed into Nick Heidfeld at the start and then later retired with engine problems.

"This was a disappointing result when you think what Felipe might have achieved without that first-lap crash," stated Rampf.

"After he rejoined the race we were happy with his car's performance and overall we could have had a very competitive race, but then he encountered a problem in the engine and had to stop.

"Jacques started far back after his misfortune Sautrday and lost a lot of time initially behind slower cars. Once he overtook them and could drive at his own pace it was good, but by then he was too far back to challenge for points.

"We are confident of a better result at Monza."

 

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