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Marussia hopes Canada is 'a turning point'

ESPN Staff
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Charles Pic has run competitively in recent races but failed to finish the last three © Sutton Images
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Marussia team principal John Booth hopes that the Canadian Grand Prix will "represent a bit of a turning point" for the team.

While Marussia has shown steady progress with its MR01 since missing the whole of pre-season testing, the last three races have only seen one car make the chequered flag. Booth said that while the issues have been small, they have disappointed the team and he is aiming for a two-car finish this weekend at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

"We're hoping that Canada will represent a bit of a turning point that puts us back on the right track again," Booth said. "The disappointment has centred less around car performance and pace, and more around a few set-up niggles and reliability issues that have crept in, particularly for Charles. We need to have both cars qualifying consistently and reaching the chequered flag."

Booth added that the expected changeable weather conditions could make it a challenging race for the team.

"In the past, Montreal has not been short on surprises; we've had everything from small animals to torrential rain intervening in the course of events. According to the early forecasts, the weather is likely to range from very hot to very wet through the weekend. It is however a trip we all love to make, as Montreal is such a fantastic Grand Prix destination and the fans are very warm and welcoming."