Australian GP: Super Aguri Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Super Aguri team after qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. Takuma Sato: "It was another difficult day for us. I lost about three-quarters of the practice session running due to a hydraulic problem, but the boys in ...

Comments from the Super Aguri team after qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.

Takuma Sato:

"It was another difficult day for us. I lost about three-quarters of the practice session running due to a hydraulic problem, but the boys in the team did a great job to recover as much time as possible and get me out onto the track for a few laps in the wet conditions."

"The track dried out considerably for the qualifying session and I tried my best but unfortunately encountered traffic on my fastest lap. It would have been nice to make up a couple more tenths, but I think under the circumstances I am happy."

Yuji Ide:

"I was struggling to find the right setup of the car. I used two sets of tyres but they didn't warm up as I wanted it to so I went off the course few times. I couldn't get much grip for some reason so we will find out the cause of it and hopefully we could have a good race tomorrow."

Aguri Suzuki, Team Principal:

"The weather did not help us today at all and we had some problems throughout the day. We were not able to test set-ups for the car very much and Yuji spun a few times during qualifying."

"I must say today was the toughest qualifying for us so far. However, we shall discuss all of this in our overnight meetings and we should be able to have a better set-up for the race tomorrow."

Takuma Sato
Chassis: SA05-02
Position: 21st
Lap Time: 1:32.279

Yuji Ide
Chassis: SA05-03
Position: 22
Lap Time: 1:36.164

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