WHO'D HAVE THOUGHT IT A YEAR AGO!
Who would have thought on 14th February 2006 when the first incarnation of the SA05 took to the track at Kemble airfield, UK that the SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM would be fighting for 8th position and their first Championship point with the reigning World Champions at the 2007 Spanish Grand Prix. It is another milestone in the very short history of the SAF1 TEAM and a day that no one in the team in Spain, Leafield and Japan, Honda, Bridgestone Potenza, our Sponsors, Partners, Suppliers and fans around the world will forget.
"Just an amazing weekend, a truly great performance from the team. I don't have the words really..... just one year plus four races, scoring one point in a head-to-head straight fight....beating Renault and grabbing the point. I just never expected this result, I'm really deeply proud of the work the team has done back in Leafield and all the team at Honda Tochigi, our sponsors, fans, families, all the people who support us. I just cannot describe how happy we are and a point means much more than anything else for us and this is an absolutely fantastic result. It was a tough race and especially through the first two stints. I was struggling a little with the pace, but I just kept on going and never gave up until the last stint when the car came back on a good balance and I was able to drive really hard. I was fighting with Giancarlo but I could not see him ahead of me and my race engineer kept saying "we're fighting with Renault" and I just put my foot down. When I saw Giancarlo coming down the pitlane and I was a fraction ahead of him, it was just fantastic. Well done everybody."
"It is a great result for the team today. It is really good to score our first point; it's what we were all working for from the word go this year and we knew it was going to be really tough, but we got there. So onwards and upwards and next time hopefully it will be me!"
Aguri Suzuki , Team Principal
"The team did a perfect job today. We were lucky, but the drivers and team maintained our very good positions through out the race and the first Championship point is very important for us."