Spyker F1 chief technical officer, Mike Gascoyne has revealed that the Silverstone-based outfit will have more updates for their new B-spec car this weekend in Japan as they continue their quest to take the fight to fellow backmarkers, Super Aguri and Toro Rosso.

Spyker introduced its B-spec machine at Monza earlier this month and it showed good potential at Spa with Adrian Sutil running quite well up the order before eventually bringing his car home in 14th place.

"The whole team was certainly buoyed by the progress in Spa. In qualifying we were stronger, and without a small error on his quickest lap Adrian could have finished even higher up the order," said Gascoyne.

"We then converted that on race day into a good performance. Adrian in particular had a fantastic race, with the only disappointment not being able to get past Coulthard on his one-stop strategy, which cost us a couple of places. Nevertheless we very clearly showed the step forward with the B-spec car, which has given a lift for the whole team.

"We now have new aero parts coming through for Japan. As we stated at the launch of the new B-spec car, the debut was only the start of the process. We have new rear wings, amendments on the front wing and now there will be new parts from every race until the end of the season."

Pressed on what they will be aiming for at Fuji International Speedway, Gascoyne added that they want to continue to show they are making progress.

"We want to be competitively racing and if the circumstances come about when we can steal a point that would be a fitting end to the season and a reward for everyone's hard work. I think we can be really confident going into next year," he summed-up.

 

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