Ralf needs points finish

Ralf Schumacher is far from happy to start 10th for the United States Grand Prix after flying off the circuit during qualifying

Ralf needs points finish

"This whole weekend hasn't been too lucky for me," he said.

"I've had two punctures and a problem with the wheel. The reason I went off the circuit was I just got it all wrong. I just couldn't find the right set-up and hopefully we will find the reason for it in the data tonight."

Schumacher, who is positioned fifth - best-of-the-rest in the Ferrari and McLaren dominated championship - leads rival Giancarlo Fisichella by six points after finishing in the podium two races on the trot.

Luckily his Italian rival has had a troubled weekend and starts even further down the field in 15th.

"We'll have to make the best of it and luckily I am still in a good position."

BMW boss Gerhard Berger said a double finish in the points was still on the cards.

"From these positions we have a good chance to be in the points again for the last part of the championship in order to defend our third position."

For the starting grid for the US GP click HERE.

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