Badoer eyes points finish at Monza
|By Edd Straw||Sunday, August 30th 2009, 16:47 GMT|
Luca Badoer believes that he can score points at Monza next month if he retains his seat despite being classified last in the Belgian Grand Prix.
The Italian, who returned to F1 racing after almost a decade as a test driver at last week's European Grand Prix, is tipped to be replaced for the Italian Grand Prix.
But Badoer believes that the experience he has built up over the past two weekends means he is now ready to fight for a top eight finish.
"In Monza, I will start with the aim to get in the points," said Badoer. "I am sure that I can get a good result there. It's one of the tracks that we do a lot of testing at. At Mugello, Fiorano and Monza I could close my eyes!
"Monza is my home track. I have a lot of experience and I think that the Ferrari will still be my car there.
"This weekend generally was positive and I have much more experience than in Valencia. Now I feel like I have always been racing in F1.
"With this race now, I'm ready. I feel comfortable, I have a good feeling for the car and I think Monza will be a good result.
The 38-year-old believes that a strong result in Monza is the best way to deal with the pressure put on him by the media for his performances in the last two races.
"The pressure will go away with a good result," said Badoer. "We are just waiting for a good result. Kimi won the race, so it's very good for Ferrari, for the spirit and for all the people that are working here and at home.
"We knew straight away after Felipe's accident that it was not an easy situation. But today we won the race and in Monza we both have a chance to have a good race."