Pitchforth positive for France

With little time to relax after the European Grand Prix, the Jaguar Racing team travels directly to Magny-Cours (France) this week after Mark Webber's sixth place finish at the Nurburgring. With back-to-back races the team has no time to return...

With little time to relax after the European Grand Prix, the Jaguar Racing team travels directly to Magny-Cours (France) this week after Mark Webber's sixth place finish at the Nurburgring.

With back-to-back races the team has no time to return to the UK, although both drivers have returned home to relax and prepare for round ten of the FIA Formula One World Championship. With improved reliability and strengthening competitiveness the R4 is gearing up to challenge for more points this weekend, as Managing Director, David Pitchforth, explains.

"The team has been working at full throttle over the last few months and it is very encouraging to start having the R4 potential realised," said Pitchforth. "Our three points from the Nurburgring were well deserved and we are certainly on the prowl for some more points in the next round at Magny-Cours. As with back-to-back races the team have had a very quick turn around with the majority going direct to France, and some of the engineers returning back to the factory to work on data and strategy."

"Both of the drivers are pleased with our progress and I know that they are positive about the second half of the season. Reliability over the last couple of races has been good but we are continuing to work hard at the factory to try and maintain this."

With only four points now separating 5th and 8th positions in the constructors' standings, the team is out to make the most of the next round.

"As always we will be making the most of the Friday morning testing with Michelin to ensure that we optimise the tyres available to us over the weekend," added Pitchforth. "Cosworth continues to work closely with us and, of course, are encouraged by our consistency. We certainly go to Magny-Cours positive and looking forward to getting back on the track."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber
Teams Jaguar Racing