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Spanish GP: Super Aguri Saturday qualifying notes

Super Aguri F1 Team drivers Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson drove confidently in to Q2 of today's Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying Session. Differing troubles prevented both drivers from improving on good lap times set earlier in the session,...

Super Aguri F1 Team drivers Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson drove confidently in to Q2 of today's Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying Session. Differing troubles prevented both drivers from improving on good lap times set earlier in the session, however Takuma will start tomorrow's race in 13th position, whilst Anthony will be right behind him on the 8th row of the starting grid.

Takuma Sato:

"It is disappointing how we finished Q2; not being able to start my second run as I stopped out on track with a fuel issue. However, we made good progress with the car through the practice session and into Q1 and both cars appeared to be running competitively. It is a shame that we were not able to carry over our momentum from the morning, but never-the-less we have had a good day and I believe that we should be able to have a strong race tomorrow."

Anthony Davidson:

"After setting a good time in the morning I felt confident in the car and that I could do it again in Qualifying. Getting through to Q2 was good as we weren't really expecting it and thought it was going to be a bit harder than it turned out to be. But in Q2 I got caught out out by wind at Turn 9 and ended up spinning off and not managing to get a flying lap at all, which was frustrating. However, the speed is in the car and we know we've got a good balance from yesterday's work, so I am looking forward to the race."

Graham Taylor, Sporting Director:

"I believe that Super Aguri F1 Team's approach to today was correct. We did some good things this morning and both drivers were happy with the car. We did not need to adjust the car in any way during Qualifying and completed two very good runs through Q1 which put both the cars into Q2 for the first time since Australia."

"Clearly the updates which we've made for this weekend have benefitted us, but unfortunately it all started to go wrong in Q2. Takuma had a good first run and then his car stopped on the circuit with a fuel pick-up problem and Anthony unfortunately got caught out. I believe that we have good race pace for the Grand Prix tomorrow and so we shall learn from today and look forward to it."

Takuma Sato
Chassis: SA07-04
Grid Position: 13th
Lap Time: 1:22.090

Anthony Davidson
Chassis: SA07-03
Grid Position: 15th
Lap Time: 1:22.295

-credit: super aguri

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