Domenicali witnessed his driver and championship leader Fernando Alonso crash out of last week's Japanese Grand Prix on the first lap, and after Alonso qualified in fourth position, the principal is hopeful that his driver can make a clean start to the race.
Domenicali said: "We have made a step in the right direction in qualifying.
"The target was to start on the second or third row and we have. Now we focus on the race.
"Let's hope that we have a clean start without any problems."
Alonso currently holds a four-point lead over Sebastian Vettel in the Formula 1 drivers' standings.