Pedro de la Rosa says he is desperate to finish the Turkish Grand Prix after yet another retirement in the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend.
The Sauber driver has finished just one race so far this year, having retired with car failures in all the other five events. The Spaniard, who is expecting his team to be more competitive in Istanbul than last weekend in Monte Carlo, says the main priority is to make it to the end of the race.
"I think Istanbul Park is a track where we should be able to regain the competitiveness we showed in Barcelona, therefore I'm very much looking forward to the Turkish Grand Prix," said de la Rosa. "I like the circuit. The last time I raced there was in 2006 and I finished fifth. Again, I desperately want to finish a race."
Teammate Kamui Kobayashi is also confident the team will return to its competitive form after the difficult Monaco weekend.
"We learned another lesson in the last race in Monaco," he said. "But before that in Barcelona we had a really positive feeling for the improvement of the car, and I hope we can carry on from there.
"Istanbul Park is a nice track and it should suit our car, especially because it has both high- and medium-speed corners. The slower parts in the last sector should not be too much of a disadvantage. We have to remain confident and work hard."