Malaysian GP: Super Aguri Friday practice notes

TAKUMA SATO Car 18 (SA08A-06) FP1 Position 20 No: of laps 11 Fastest Lap Time 1:40.178 FP2 Position 19 No: of laps 27 Fastest Lap Time 1:39.021 ANTHONY DAVIDSON Car 19 (SA08A-05) FP1 Position 21 No: of laps 14 Fastest Lap Time ...

TAKUMA SATO
Car 18 (SA08A-06)
FP1
Position 20
No: of laps 11
Fastest Lap Time 1:40.178
FP2
Position 19
No: of laps 27
Fastest Lap Time 1:39.021

ANTHONY DAVIDSON
Car 19 (SA08A-05)
FP1
Position 21
No: of laps 14
Fastest Lap Time 1:40.351
FP2
Position 20
No: of laps 30
Fastest Lap Time 1:39.361

Weather Hot and humid (47.0 -- 71.0% day relative humidity)
Air Temperature 28.4 -- 34.2DEGC (day min-max)
Track Temperature 39.2 -- 57.1DEGC (day min-max)

SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM had an encouraging first day at the 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix. Despite limited running, the team was able to complete its testing programme and will continue to work on pace improvement during FP3 tomorrow.

Takuma Sato

"It was another good Friday practice. Under the restricted mileage situation we achieved most of the running we wanted. We had a little overheating issue, but we solved the problem on every outing and made steady progress. The car was starting to grip towards the end and we tried a few different set-ups. We come away from today with another good understanding of the car and hopefully we can work on improving our speed tomorrow morning before Qualifying."

Anthony Davidson

"It was a much more productive day today compared with any of the sessions in Melbourne. The car ran reliably and we got some constructive tyre work done between me and Takuma and I am relatively happy with where we ended up balance-wise on the car. I worked well with my new engineer, Richard, who did a good job, as did all the car crew today."

Graham Taylor, Sporting Director

"A wide range of analysis has been conducted today, with neither driver particularly happy at the start with the balance, but our work continues. I believe that we are all lamenting the lack of winter testing and it is really hitting home now."

-credit: super aguri

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Anthony Davidson