Schumacher Sure of Toyota Completion

By: Kaye Leery

German Formula One racing driver, Ralf Schumacher said that Toyota's recent more rigid form has convinced him that the team can be much more competitive in the remaining half of the season.

The Toyota Team racer had a misery beginning to the year. He is struggling to set up the car to his liking and lagging far behind his team-mate, Jarno Trulli.

Rumors dispersed that Schumacher was on the edge of losing his drive as he repeatedly failed to get past the first qualifying cut-off. But in the last two races, he has bounced back, qualifying a season-best sixth at Silverstone and out-pacing Trulli the entire weekend.

He felt that Toyota had made its point despite of the fact that he retired early in the grand prix.

Schumacher said that their team obviously has the potential to turn it around because they have good people and the right facilities. In his certainty, he added that they just need to do the job. He also said that everyone is pushing hard so he quite optimistic for their completion.

He also said that a double retirement at Silverstone is clearly not satisfactory but the positive element was the sixth place in qualifying, which representative and he claims that he had good lap times while he was still in the race.

Schumacher admitted that the Toyota Team is still not consistent.

He boasts that their car is very competitive under certain circumstances. He sited the instance in Barcelona and they looked good in terms of pace in Magny-Cours too. He admitted that they had problems so they did not get their aspired results.

He added that he has become increasingly comfortable with his set-up and the whole team is working hard as they chase a successful second half of the year.

Schumacher believes that after this week's test at Spa, the Belgian track might be one of the venues that brings out their Team's strengths.

According to him, the car performed well overall so they can look forward to the race there with confidence. He continued that they were quick in Silverstone and the Belgian track has similar characteristics with a lot of high speed corners so he anticipates that it should suit them when they get there in September.

Toyota Motor Corporation is the world's leading automaker. Maker of quality , the car company has held its reputation as an excellent manufacturer since its first year of existence. Other than that, Toyota has claimed to be one of the best race teams in Formula 1.

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