Jordan Change Monteiro's Engine

Portuguese rookie Tiago Monteiro decided not to complete his qualifying lap after his Jordan team changed the Toyota engine of his car after practice

Jordan Change Monteiro's Engine

"We had some engine issues this morning in free practice," said Monteiro, who will start from the back of the grid.

"Therefore, we took the decision not to take any unnecessary risks for tomorrow's race and change the engine.

"We had to adapt our strategy and this explains why I only did an installation lap in order to make sure everything is fine and also to save fuel and tyres. It is a bit frustrating but this is part of the game.

"However, it is going to be a long race in very hot conditions, so anything could happen."

Monteiro is the only driver to have finished every race this season.

His teammate Narain Karthikeyan will start from 18th position after having managed to outqualify only the Minardi of Robert Doornbos. The Indian, however, is confident his race strategy will help him move up the field tomorrow.

"My qualifying lap was quite clean but the air and track temperatures were very high, so it will be interesting to see what will happen during the Grand Prix," he said. "I also think the track was a bit slower compared to this morning.

"However, I do think we have a good strategy for tomorrow and I am pretty confident about our Bridgestone tyre choice as well."

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