Hungarian GP: Super Aguri preview

The Super Aguri F1 Team has arrived in the city of Budapest to commence setting up camp at the Hungaroring for the second race of the latest set of back-to-back grands prix. The team is encouraged by the debut performance of its new car, the SA06,...

The Super Aguri F1 Team has arrived in the city of Budapest to commence setting up camp at the Hungaroring for the second race of the latest set of back-to-back grands prix. The team is encouraged by the debut performance of its new car, the SA06, and will bring an aerodynamics update package to the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend.

The Hungaroring circuit is situated 19 kilometres from the centre of Budapest in the village of Mogyoród. It is the second slowest track on the F1 calendar after the street circuit of Monaco due to its winding nature and number of slow to medium speed corners.

Takuma Sato:

"It will be hard for the team this week as we are traveling straight to Hungary for the next back-to-back race. This is especially so as we have the new car and a lot of work to do to improve our performance. However from a personal point of view it is good for me to get back into the car and racing as soon as possible."

"The circuit in Hungary is very different from the Hockenheimring; it is a very high downforce and demanding circuit with a lot of slow and medium corners. We will have a specific Hungarian aero pack for this race and it will be interesting to see how the SA06 performs with another step."

"Hopefully we will be able to solve the problems we encountered over the German Grand Prix weekend and so I am very much looking forward to seeing how we progress at the Hungarian race this weekend."

Sakon Yamamoto:

"I have never been to Hungary so it will be my first time visiting there. However, it was also my first time visiting Canada and America so I am preparing for the Hungarian race in the same way as I did for those tracks."

"I am really looking forward to the Hungarian Grand Prix because in Germany I was not able to show the SA06's potential. I want to do my best in Hungary and hope that we can keep the momentum going following the encouraging pace shown by the new car last weekend."

Aguri Suzuki, Team Principal:

"The German Grand Prix was a further shakedown test for the SA06. We achieved what was essentially a long run test with Takuma's car during the race, but the Hungaroring is a completely different type of circuit."

"The team now understands the new car's weak point and we will try to rectify this problem for next weekend. I hope that we shall achieve an improved qualifying position for the Hungarian Grand Prix and, of course, a better result for the race."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Aguri Suzuki , Sakon Yamamoto
Teams Super Aguri F1