Gascoyne: Toyota have to Win

Toyota technical director Mike Gascoyne has called on his team to make the most of Renault and McLaren's misfortunes in tomorrow's Japanese Grand Prix by taking victory

Gascoyne: Toyota have to Win

With pole position man Ralf Schumacher having benefited from a late-session downpour that left several front-runners right at the back of the grid, Gascoyne sees no reason for the team not to set their sights high.

"With so many of the quicker cars so far back, we have to look to capitalise and win the race tomorrow," he said.

Gascoyne admitted that Schumacher's pole position, in the first outing of the new TF105B, owed much to the weather - but still praised the work involved in getting the car onto the track before the end of the season.

"That was a great result and obviously a great effort both by Ralf and the whole team," he said. "It's very special to take pole position here in Suzuka in front of all our fans and everyone from TMC (Toyota Motor Company) which gives us so much support.

"It's also fantastic for everyone back in Cologne who worked so hard to bring the B spec car here. There was an element of risk in that, but to have it on pole position at our home Grand Prix on its first outing is a tremendous achievement.

"We obviously got lucky to some extent with the weather, but our forecast was predicting a shower at 13.42 and that is exactly what happened."

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