US GP: Super Aguri race notes

Super Aguri F1 Team driver Anthony Davidson drove a fantastic race in the Indianapolis heat to take the chequered flag in 11th place, five positions higher than his starting grid position. Unfortunately for Takuma his race ended prematurely on lap...

Super Aguri F1 Team driver Anthony Davidson drove a fantastic race in the Indianapolis heat to take the chequered flag in 11th place, five positions higher than his starting grid position. Unfortunately for Takuma his race ended prematurely on lap 13, but the team is happy with its overall result and progress made over the 2007 US Grand Prix weekend.

Anthony Davidson:

"It was an interesting race with the different speeds of cars on the straights and round the corners with differing wing levels. We opted to save the tyres by running a bit more wing and it was such hard work to try and close the gap and get a tow off the cars on the straight."

"There was a lot of overtaking, with a chaotic first corner and 'marbles' all over the place. It was a fantastic race and I had really good fun. I'm really pleased to finish another Grand Prix and it is a great result for the team and for Honda. It was a brilliant day."

Takuma Sato:

"I had a difficult start to the race and as a result got overtaken by two cars. I avoided the incident at Turn One and lap by lap I overtook people and made up a number of positions. That was a good moment, but unfortunately, when I got clear air and I really needed to push, I got on the dirty side of the track and I went off at Turn Three. It wasn't a great day for me, but hopefully we can start again in Europe in a strong position."

Aguri Suzuki, Team Principal:

"This was always going to be a difficult weekend and a very demanding race for us. But Anthony did a good job today and Taku was just unlucky. Anthony's lap times were fast and consistent. Overall it was a demanding weekend for the team and we encountered a number of issues, but in the end Anthony and the team did an extremely good job."

Anthony Davidson
Chassis: SA07-02
Position: 11th
No. of Laps: 72
Fastest Lap Time 1:14.066

Takuma Sato
Chassis: SA07-04
Position: DNF
No. of Laps: 13
Fastest Lap Time 1:16.680

-credit: super aguri

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Anthony Davidson , Aguri Suzuki
Teams Super Aguri F1