Ralf Schumacher thinks Toyota can aim to get both cars into the top ten in qualifying and challenge for points in the Belgian Grand Prix even though it is something he has himself struggled with recently.

Although sixth place in Hungary made it looked as though Schumacher was over a lacklustre patch that plagued the start of his season, he failed to make the second phase of qualifying in both Turkey and Italy, signalling the fifth time he has done that this season.

Nonetheless, while rumours regarding his future circle around him, Schumacher is remaining focused on the job in hand and is confident he can find his form again in Belgium.

"Spa is another circuit close to the team's factory in Cologne, Germany so it is special for that reason. But it is also special as a track because it is unique in Formula 1, with some really impressive and challenging corners.

Comparing Spa to Silverstone where both Toyotas qualified well, even if they didn't finish, Schumacher is confident his top ten qualification and points aim is still a realistic one.

"We had another difficult weekend in Italy but obviously we will use a very different aero package for Spa compared to Monza - the track has similar characteristics to Silverstone, where we were quick. We tested at Spa in July and we made good progress so we are hopeful of a strong result. Our first target is always to qualify in the top 10 with both cars and then we hope to score points from there."

 

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