Bahrain GP: BAR Sunday qualifying notes

Lucky Strike B*A*R Honda's Jenson Button will line up on the 6th row of the grid for the start of this afternoon's 57-lap Bahrain Grand Prix having secured the 11th fastest aggregated time after this morning's final qualifying session. Jenson...

Lucky Strike B*A*R Honda's Jenson Button will line up on the 6th row of the grid for the start of this afternoon's 57-lap Bahrain Grand Prix having secured the 11th fastest aggregated time after this morning's final qualifying session.

Jenson was encouraged by the performance of the car in race trim with used tyres and fuel. He will be starting on the clean side of the grid which should afford an advantage but predicts a tough and very competitive race.

Nonetheless he is confident of the car's race pace and believes it can help him to achieve a points finish at the Bahrain International Circuit this afternoon.

This was Takuma Sato's first opportunity this season to complete a final qualifying lap with race fuel. Unfortunately he ran wide in the high speed section after his car was unsettled by the gusty conditions at the top of the hill at turn 12 and low grip, which compromised an otherwise solid lap. His aggregated time puts him on the 7th row of the grid in 13th place.

Jenson Button: 11th
Aggregate Time: 3:04.348
Takuma Sato: 13th
Aggregate Time: 3.05.563

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Jenson Button