Howett: Toyota ”inherently competitive”

Toyota team principal John Howett believes his team’s TF109 car is ”inherently competitive” and will be back on the pace in Turkey this weekend.

The Englishman, taking a break from denying his team are about to exit the sport, echoed Timo Glock’s comments earlier in the week about the team’s disastrous Monaco performance.

“In terms of results, clearly we have not achieved what we expected in the last two races but I firmly believe our car is inherently very competitive and we will have the results to show that in the coming races,” he stated.

“Monaco was obviously not acceptable but it is a unique lay-out and I have no doubt we will be competitive again in Turkey. We have new parts coming for all of the next races so I believe you will see Toyota fighting at the front again very, very soon.”

Toyota have gone very well so far this year and up until Monaco, were threatening the front teams regularly. They are one of the teams to have run the double diffuser from the start of the season.