Australian GP: Super Aguri Friday practice notes

Comments from the Super Aguri team after the Friday practice sessions for the Australian Grand Prix. Takuma Sato: "We had a difficult start to the weekend today as we suffered a few minor problems and could not complete as much of our ...

Comments from the Super Aguri team after the Friday practice sessions for the Australian Grand Prix.

Takuma Sato:

"We had a difficult start to the weekend today as we suffered a few minor problems and could not complete as much of our planned programme as we had hoped. However, we did complete our Bridgestone tyre comparison, which is very important, and on a more positive note we have made a good step forward with our aero package as the new front wing is working well. Now we have to work hard over night to conquer some of our issues so that we can make more progress during our running tomorrow morning."

Yuji Ide:

"It was my first time driving at this track so I concentrated on memorising the layout during the first practice session. Unfortunately a flat-spot on one of my tyres during the afternoon session meant that the car was not so easy to drive and I also spun on a new set of tyres when I was running on quite a good lap, but in the end I was able to complete quite a long run and my time was okay. We will be working hard tonight as I want to be able to set up the car properly and improve my driving style for tomorrow."

Aguri Suzuki, Team Principal:

"We were able to try a number of different programme elements on both cars during free practice today and Takuma was able to complete a good long run, so I am relatively happy about what we were able to accomplish. Yuji is still trying to find the right set-up and is learning the track slowly with every lap he completes. We will now have a meeting to decide on our plans for tomorrow and prepare us for the Qualifying."

Takuma Sato
Chassis: SA05-02
Practice session 1: 15th, 1:34.036
Practice session 2: 27th, 1:32.556

Yuji Ide
Chassis: SA05-03
Practice session 1: 16th, 1:36.684
Practice session 2: 28th, 1:34.224

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Yuji Ide , Aguri Suzuki