Jaguar can finish in the points

Despite a day of mixed fortunes in Saturday's qualifying, Jaguar could finish in the points at the European Grand Prix, according to Technical Director Gary Anderson

Jaguar can finish in the points

In a typical topsy-turvey performance, Eddie Irvine put his car eighth on the grid, but Johnny Herbert, battling to save his career, could manage no better than 17th.

While a delighted Irvine said fifth was within his reach, Herbert, winner here last year, was dejected and confused.

"I was blocked by a Prost and think I could have been fifth," said Irvine. "The two issues for the race are the weather and the start."

The duo have been plagued by start-line clutch problems that have cost them grid positions away from the lights.

"If we make a better start than we have been I expect to be chasing for points," added Irvine.

Herbert failed to improve his lap times from morning to afternoon.

"I'm thoroughly disappointed. It wasn't what I wanted or expected - but I guess it's what I got.

"I'm a bit confused why I did not improve from morning to afternoon when everyone else did.

"It's going to be a tough race but if I am allowed to make a good start then that can only help the end result."

Herbert has admitted his career may be over unless he can beat his team-mate.

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