The race will be a tough one, and not just for us!
March 18, 2006
Sepang, 18 March - Qualifying did not go as smoothly as we would have wanted today at the Grand Prix of Malaysia. This morning we prefered to change Michael's engine as it was acting up in the same way that Felipe's had. It was a tough call to make as it was clear that we could have challenged for the leading places. Michael will be forced to start from the seventh row after being hit with the customary penalty that sees drivers drop ten places for an engine change during qualifying. Felipe, having worked on the race set up this morning did not take part in the second session so thathe could chopsar his fuel level for the start of the race. As you may have guessed, it was not a good day for the Scuderia. The reliability problem concerning an engine part was damaging as it compromised our chances of victory. Now we have to try to make a good comeback and get into the points.The latest weather reports do not predict rain, a factor that, given our grid position, would help. Anyway, we have not given up hope. The race will be a tough one, and not just for us!