British GP: Super Aguri race notes

The British Grand Prix brought the long awaited return of a two-car finish for the Super Aguri F1 Team. Both Takuma Sato and Franck Montagny drove a faultless race to finish in 17th and 18th positions respectively. Takuma Sato: "It is great...

The British Grand Prix brought the long awaited return of a two-car finish for the Super Aguri F1 Team. Both Takuma Sato and Franck Montagny drove a faultless race to finish in 17th and 18th positions respectively.

Takuma Sato:

"It is great that we have achieved a two-car finish again. We had a difficult start to the weekend but in the end we finished the race, which is a good result for the team. Obviously we were quite off the pace today and it was a tough race for us, but the next two rounds of the championship have different track characteristics to Silverstone, so we will concentrate now on these circuits and look forward to the next fly-aways."

Franck Montagny:

"The beginning of the race was really difficult for me, I do not know why, if it was the tyres or not, but the car was really unstable and it was impossible for me to follow the pace of the others. After a few laps the track improved and the car got a little better also, but I still had a lot of oversteer and no traction at all."

"The good news is that we had both cars finish the race and we did not have any engine or chassis problems, so that is good. We have to improve everything for the next two rounds but this is a good result for the team today."

Aguri Suzuki, Team Principal:

"I am glad that both SA05 cars crossed the line at the chequered flag today. It is our first two-car finish since the Australian Grand Prix. The performance of our cars is low, so we have to concentrate on finishing the races until we introduce our new car during the next European rounds."

"I want to thank the whole Super Aguri F1 Team for working so hard this weekend. As our team is based in the UK it is great to have both cars finish at the British Grand Prix, so I am happy with this result."

Takuma Sato
Chassis: SA05-01
Position: 17th
Fastest Lap Time: 1:26.520

Franck Montagny
Chassis: SA05-02
Position: 18th
Fastest Lap Time: 1:27.167

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Franck Montagny , Aguri Suzuki
Teams Super Aguri F1