Ferrari team boss Jean Todt has said that the British Grand Prix could be a 'key' race in the fight for both the drivers' - and the manufacturers' championships.

Speaking after an extremely tightly fought Q session, in which Kimi Raikkonen only missed out on the pole by less than a tenth of a second, following a minor mistake near the end of the lap, Todt added that they will do their 'utmost' as usual to win.

"This was a closely fought qualifying session the outcome of which was only decided in the final second. As we expected, the two top teams are very evenly matched as can be seen from the very small gaps between the times," he reflected.

"When assessing this qualifying, we obviously have to consider the usual unknowns as regards strategy. Tomorrow, the decisive factors will be the work of the team and the drivers, the timing of the pit stops and car and tyre performance over the distance.

"For our part, we will do our utmost as usual. This race is a key moment in the fight for both championships and with all our heart we want to bring home the best result possible."

Ferraris technical director Luca Baldisserri meanwhile added that while it was a pity Raikkonen made an error, he is still quietly confident that they will do well in the race.

"Yet another very exciting qualifying, decided at the death. A shame for Kimi who made a small slip right at the end which probably cost him pole position. The race looks to be very open," he summed-up. "We have a very quick car, especially over a long run and that means we can be confident about the final outcome of this Grand Prix."



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