Super Aguri F1 Team concluded its test at the Sepang International Circuit today in more favourable weather conditions. Anthony and the team were able to analyse the two Bridgestone Potenza tyres available and continue with set-up, control systems and aero settings ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix next week.
"It was the first proper test with our new car, so there were many things that we needed to try with the SA07. For the first two days we had consistent, hot and dry weather which meant that we were able to complete a lot of set-up work. The car was reliable once again and we were able to make maximum use of the one and a half days that I was running. We completed a good programme and it was a very productive test so I am very much looking forward to coming back here next week."
"It was not a straight forward week for me. Taku had a good couple of days when the weather was fine and the general balance of the car was good. When I took over in the afternoon (Day 2) I was expecting a nice balance, but I couldn't get to grips with the set-up. We thought that we could work on it the following day but we had rain on and off which interrupted the test. During the dry running we were able to move the car in the right direction, but we just ran out of time."
"Today we completed half a day's running with the tyres and engine mileage we had left. I felt more confident in the car and the lap times were quite good, but even so we have a lot of work to do on the long run balance next Friday. The test here has been very valuable for me as it is a circuit that I did not know well and I have learnt a lot from our time here this week."
Graham Taylor, Sporting Director:
"A solid week's testing with excellent reliability and a good deal learned in preparation for the forthcoming race. Taku had a very good run on Day 2 and it was pleasing to see that Anthony is well on the mend from his Melbourne injury."
Driver: Anthony Davidson
No. of Laps: 69
Best Lap Time: 1.36.787
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