Toyota looks forward to new race engine

Toyota is pinning its hopes on using its latest engine development for the first time in a race in tomorrow's Italian Grand Prix at Monza

Toyota looks forward to new race engine

Technical co-ordinator Keizo Takahashi said: "Tomorrow, for the first time, we will use our new spec engine in the race and hope to use the high power and reliability to good effect. Clearly our aim is to finish the race, but also to make up places when and where we can."

Both of Toyota's drivers were a little disappointed with Saturday's qualifying session, with Mika Salo 10th and Allan McNish in 12th.

"I was expecting a bit of a higher qualifying position," said Salo. "With a full tank of fuel the car has been really quick and consistent all weekend and it seems that when we drop the fuel level, it is not as good. I am a little disappointed but at the end of the day 10th at Monza is a very good place to start. I am confident for the race tomorrow. We should have a good race car."

McNish added: "I think we could have squeezed a bit more out of the car, so I am a bit frustrated. We found we could go a bit quicker on the second flying lap than we could on the first, so we adopted a four-lap philosophy. Unfortunately it didn't quite work for me on the last flying lap, but I am looking forward to a good race tomorrow."

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