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Malaysian GP: Super Aguri Friday practice notes

Malaysian GP: Super Aguri Friday practice notes

Hot weather and green track conditions contributed to a difficult day for Super Aguri F1 Team. Takuma was able to find a reasonable set-up for his SA07 during the second session, however Anthony could not get to grips with the car's handling ...

Hot weather and green track conditions contributed to a difficult day for Super Aguri F1 Team. Takuma was able to find a reasonable set-up for his SA07 during the second session, however Anthony could not get to grips with the car's handling today.

Takuma Sato:

"I think it was a difficult day. Having completed a good test last week, we came back here with a positive attitude, but this morning we really struggled. Looking at the others, I thought that the track conditions weren't too bad, but we just could not get a good grip. In the afternoon we tried a slightly different approach and the car seemed to work better than in the morning, which I was happy with, but still I think we have to work a lot for tomorrow's session."

Anthony Davidson:

"It was a difficult day for me. I couldn't find the balance in the car all day and so hopefully we can improve on this for tomorrow. The car didn't feel anything like it did in the test here last week, so it's a bit confusing. But Taku had a good day and proved that the car still has the pace that we had in Melbourne, so it's just up to me and the engineers to work on it overnight and get a nice balance for tomorrow."

Graham Taylor, Sporting Director:

"In the first session we struggled with low grip. We didn't want to run the car too much on a green circuit and when we did we found that we had very, very low grip. We pushed hard this afternoon, I think Takuma's found quite a nice balance and he seems to be satisfied with his car. Unfortunately that can't be said for Anthony who's struggling with his car balance and we've got quite a lot of work to do for him overnight."

Takuma Sato
Chassis: SA07-04
FP1: 17th
Fastest Lap Time: 1:38.966
FP2: 14th
Fastest Lap Time: 1:37.282

Anthony Davidson
Chassis: SA07-03
FP1: 21st
Fastest Lap Time: 1:39.357
FP2: 18th
Fastest Lap Time 1:38.344

-credit: super aguri

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