Jaime Alguersuari is hoping that a high attrition rate in Sunday's Abu Dhabi season finale could put him in a position to fight for points.
The Spanish Toro Rosso driver outqualified his teammate Sebastien Buemi for the fifth time in succession, and while the team occupies the ninth row of the grid for tomorrow's race, the 20-year-old is determined to race his season off on a high.
"I think that right from Friday the situation here was clear. This is the sort of race where you can have a lot of crashes and retirements, which could give us a chance to get into the points if we stay out of trouble and do something good with the tire strategy," he said. "Tomorrow, we have nothing to lose, so I will start the race in an aggressive fashion and then see where that takes us."
Regardless of whether he manages to finish in the top 10, the team's technical chief Giorgio Ascanelli added that Alguersuari has ended the year strongly: "One cause for satisfaction at the end of the season? Whatever happens tomorrow, Jaime is the driver who has completed the most laps, the greatest mileage this season, including all running at the 19 grands prix, including the Friday and Saturday sessions."