Gillan assesses Jaguar's season so far

With nine out of the eighteen races now up, the 2004 Formula One season has reached the half way mark. For Jaguar Racing, the season has been one of mixed fortunes as the team's undoubted progress in the factory has not yet fully manifested...

With nine out of the eighteen races now up, the 2004 Formula One season has reached the half way mark.

For Jaguar Racing, the season has been one of mixed fortunes as the team's undoubted progress in the factory has not yet fully manifested itself on the circuit.

"In terms of general team performance, I think the team itself is progressing both internally and in terms of actual car performance," explains Jaguar Racing's head of vehicle performance, Dr Mark Gillan.

"In terms of making the most of it on the track, we haven't done that for various reasons and reliability has been the main one. It's something we are very focused on and we know what we need to do to move forward."

Virtually every race so far in 2004 has seen one or other Jaguar Racing drivers in strong points scoring positions, with only Bahrain and the European race providing the team with reward for their efforts.

"As we saw in Canada and the USA, if you're still there at the end there's always the chance to score points and that's what we have to do now," adds Gillan.

"Both Mark and Christian have had some strong weekends this year and should have had some strong finishes. We are looking forward to the next half of the season and to scoring more points."

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