Spyker F1 team boss, Colin Kolles has predicted that Spa-Francorchamps should suit them better than Monza.

The Silverstone-based outfit introduced its new B-spec car at the Italian Grand Prix last weekend and while it didn't exactly set the world alight, Adrian Sutil and Sakon Yamamoto both seemed to be a bit closer to the pace in practice and in the early stages of the race itself.

As such Kolles is expecting more this weekend: "I think Spa-Francorchamps should suit us better than Monza, and we'd like to think that we can better our performance," he explained.

"Our goal has now got to be to get off the back row of the grid so we can take advantage of our improved race pace.

"When you look at the race results from Monza you'll see us in 19th and 20th positions and I'm sure you'll think not much has changed, but I think we can be very positive about the team's performance over the weekend.

"As a team we did not make any mistakes, two new cars ran faultlessly and both got to the finish despite only having a limited testing programme beforehand.

"We also showed an improvement in race pace over the A-spec cars, with both Adrian and Sakon setting times very similar to the Toro Rossos and Super Aguris.

"This year we have struggled on tracks with low downforce and high speeds but in Monza we were much closer than before. I think it was a solid debut that we can certainly build on."

Spyker F1 technical director, Mike Gascoyne meanwhile echoed those sentiments, adding that they will have a few more updates for this weekend's event.

"It was a bit of a mixed bag at Monza, there were good and bad bits. I was disappointed with qualifying. All year we've struggled to get one lap out of the car, and last weekend was no exception," he added.

"I think we felt there was quite a bit more in the car than we got out in qualifying, and I think our race pace and Friday pace confirmed that.

"In fact our race pace was more competitive than we've been all year. We've got some improvements for Spa, including some updates coming on the diffuser, so we always said that this was just the start of the process. It is moving forward, and Spa will be better," he summed-up.

 

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