Malaysian GP: Super Aguri race report

TAKUMA SATO Car 18 (SA08A-06) Position 16 No: of Laps 54 Fastest Lap Time 1:38.504 (lap 53) ANTHONY DAVIDSON Car 19 (SA08A-05) Position 15 No: of Laps 55 Fastest Lap Time 1:38.171 (lap 55) Weather Hot and humid...

TAKUMA SATO
Car 18 (SA08A-06)
Position 16
No: of Laps 54
Fastest Lap Time 1:38.504 (lap 53)

ANTHONY DAVIDSON
Car 19 (SA08A-05)
Position 15
No: of Laps 55
Fastest Lap Time 1:38.171 (lap 55)

Weather Hot and humid (66.7-72.9% day relative humidity)
Air Temperature 30.1-31.0DEGC (day min-max)
Track Temperature 38.6-46.7DEGC (day min-max)

SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM drivers Anthony Davidson and Takuma Sato endured extremely hot and humid weather conditions to bring both cars home at the end of the 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix in 15th and 16th positions respectively.

Takuma Sato

"It was good to finish the race. The first and second stints were good, but then in the second stint, unfortunately, I picked up marbles through the high speed section, ran wide and lost a lot of time there. On almost every lap we had traffic, especially during the last stint, so it was a pity that I couldn't pick up the pace again until the very end. But it was good to see that the car was reliable and that we have collected a valuable set of data, so it was a tough, but good race for the team."

Anthony Davidson

"It was a good race for the team, and me, today. It was great to do my first full distance race since Brazil and I think it went well. The boys did an excellent job and the car ran reliably all the way through the race. There were no problems what so ever and the tyres worked well. I felt comfortable in the car and I could push whenever I wanted to improve the lap time. I just stayed out of trouble and brought the car home in a very respectable position for the situation that we are in at the moment."

Aguri Suzuki, Team Principal

"I am very happy to have a two-car finish here in Malaysia because it is a very hot, humid and difficult race. The whole team has done an excellent job and for both cars to finish means that we have finally started the 2008 season

-credit: super aguri

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Anthony Davidson , Aguri Suzuki