Technical director Mike Gascoyne said he - and the Cologne based F1 team's other key figureheads - attended a meeting in Tokyo after the Malaysian GP.
"There were certainly some ... who were beginning to question the money that was being spent to finish ... eighth," he told UK's The Sun.
Gascoyne said the post-Sepang meeting was scheduled to 'bang the table.
"(But) the mood ... changed ... thanks to the result."
It's reported elsewhere, though, that team principal Tsutomu Tomita and president John Howett face an uncertain future beyond the end of 2005. -GMM