Michael Schumacher used his free-Friday in Monte Carlo to backtrack on his pessimistic analysis of a day earlier.
The German, completing one or two PR duties around town, said Ferrari is ‘experienced enough’ to recover from its lacklustre opening day.
On Thursday, he summed up the ‘248’ car by saying it was ‘too slow’.
Technical director Ross Brawn backed up his new stance: ”We are stronger than we appeared in practice,” he said.
”If we find some more grip on Saturday, the situation will improve for us.”
Their newfound confidence, however, did not stop championship leader Fernando Alonso from drawing his own conclusion.
The Spaniard told ‘sid’: ”I think we are going to win this race.”
But Schumacher, 37, vowed not to flex under the pressure of Renault’s world champion.
He insisted on Friday: ”We have made some errors so far this season, so I expect Fernando to make some as well.”gmmf1 dailyf1news.com