Italian GP: Super Aguri Saturday qualifying notes

Super Aguri F1 Team driver Anthony Davidson drove another solid lap to ensure that his SA07 made it through into the second session of Qualifying today in Monza. Takuma missed entry into Q2 by only 0.01 second, showing exactly how competitive the...

Super Aguri F1 Team driver Anthony Davidson drove another solid lap to ensure that his SA07 made it through into the second session of Qualifying today in Monza. Takuma missed entry into Q2 by only 0.01 second, showing exactly how competitive the mid-field grid remains.

Takuma Sato:

"The car felt better today and there was good progress made from yesterday. In my first run in Qualifying I just went a little bit deep under braking into Turn One and thought that I could make up the time later. On the second run I was quicker, but unfortunately I hit the additional bump on the second chicane and obviously lost time there. But I think that we have progressed well over the weekend up to this point, so let's hope that tomorrow turns out to be a better day."

Anthony Davidson:

"It was a good Qualifying session following quite a difficult week so far and also the red flag in FP3 today which put us all out of the running for a while. This made it difficult to get a nice balance for the first lap in Qualifying, but as the rubber came to the circuit, the car kept improving and we got the finer details of the car balance right, enabling me to hook up a good lap again and take 14th position. To be above our nearest rivals again, and also a Renault, is quite an achievement, so I am chuffed with that."

Graham Taylor, Sporting Director:

"Normal. The team recovered well from a disappointing Friday. The Red Flag in FP3 cost us one set-up balance run, but we still got most of the testing work done. It's just so tight out there. I know that I keep repeating myself, but it is so close on the time sheets, with just one hundredth of a second keeping Taku out of Q2. It was an excellent lap from Anthony just when he needed it and another very good run in Q2."

Takuma Sato
Chassis: SA07-02
Grid Position: 17th
Lap Time: 1:23.749 Q1

Anthony Davidson
Chassis: SA07-03
Grid Position: 14th
Lap Times: 1:23.646 Q1; 1:23.274 Q2

-credit: super aguri

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