Car 18 (SA08A-06)
FP3 Position 20
No: of Laps 16
Fastest Lap Time 1:23.726
QUALIFYING Position 22
No: of Laps 9
Fastest Lap Time 1:23.496
Car 19 (SA08A-05)
FP3 Position 21
No: of Laps 15
Fastest Lap Time 1:23.921
QUALIFYING Position 21
No: of Laps 9 2Fastest Lap Time 1:23.318
Weather Warm and sunny (31.0-47.5% day relative humidity)
Air Temperature 21.4-24.3C (day min-max)
Track Temperature 27.8-40.3C (day min-max)
The work undertaken by the SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM overnight produced improved performance results for today's Qualifying session. During Free Practice this morning, Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson made steady progress on the set-ups of their SA08A's and were able to find better balance for the afternoon's running during Qualifying.
"I think we made some improvement from yesterday. The first and second runs in Qualifying seemed to be getting better all the time, but I was surprised that on the very last run there was a change in balance and I had understeer. I then couldn't improve my time as much as I wanted as it wasn't the cleanest lap. Overall we did make the right progress, so it was quite a good day."
"Today was quite an tough Qualifying for everyone in the team. The boys did a great job; I put a great lap together and I'm very proud of everyone and the job we have done all week. The car had quite a good balance, as good as it could be for Qualifying, and I would like to personally thank my engineer Richard Lane for doing such a great job all weekend"
Graham Taylor, Sporting Director
"It was actually quite a good Saturday for us. The cars ran reliably and the team went about their business in the normal manner. Anthony found the best balance for his last run in Qualifying, whilst Takuma just lost out. The Super Aguri F1 Team once again showed determination by being even closer to our next opponent than in Bahrain. We are all looking forward to racing tomorrow."
-credit: super aguri