European GP: Super Aguri Friday practice notes

Heavy rain and strong winds made for difficult track conditions for the first running day of the 2007 European Grand Prix at the Nurburging in the Eifel mountains region of Germany. Super Aguri F1 Team race drivers Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson...

Heavy rain and strong winds made for difficult track conditions for the first running day of the 2007 European Grand Prix at the Nurburging in the Eifel mountains region of Germany. Super Aguri F1 Team race drivers Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson made an encouraging start to the weekend with both drivers completing their respective planned test programmes.

Takuma Sato:

"Because we knew that it was going to rain in the afternoon we had a busy morning session, which is unusual as the track is always green in the morning. The car performed reasonably well and I was happy enough with the balance to go into the normal Friday tyre comparison runs."

"We were lucky in the afternoon that the circuit dried very quickly after the lunchtime rain and we were able to complete another dry session, collected interesting data. Hopefully we can improve tomorrow again as today we ran reasonably well."

Anthony Davidson:

"We were quite lucky with the weather today. The F1 sessions managed to miss the downpour at midday and we were able to work on our dry car balance. Obviously with the expected rain in the afternoon everyone worked on the balance of their cars heavily in the first session and we looked at the longer runs especially. I am happy with balance of car, I think we all did a good job today and all went smoothly."

Graham Taylor, Sporting Director:

"Good solid work."

Takuma Sato
Chassis: SA07-04
FP1 Position: 16th
Fastest Lap Time: 1:34.708
FP2 Position: 13th
Fastest Lap Time: 1:34.357

Anthony Davidson
Chassis: SA07-03
FP1 Position: 14th
Fastest Lap Time: 1:34.567
FP2 Position: 18th
Fastest Lap Time 1:34.554

-credit: super aguri

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Anthony Davidson
Teams Super Aguri F1