Hungarian GP: Super Aguri Friday practice notes

In the summer heat at the Hungaroring, near the vibrant city of Budapest, Super Aguri F1 Team commenced its 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix challenge today. Takuma Sato: "It was a good test day. At the beginning of the first session the track was ...

In the summer heat at the Hungaroring, near the vibrant city of Budapest, Super Aguri F1 Team commenced its 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix challenge today.

Takuma Sato:

"It was a good test day. At the beginning of the first session the track was dusty and green, with very low grip, so we waited for half an hour for the track to improve before going out again. I then ran through most of the programme and we had a good morning. It was a busy session in the afternoon."

"We ran through our normal Friday routine and completed the back-to-back tyre programme, but unfortunately I had a small mechanical issue during running; there was a bit of rain and also, during my last quick lap, I encountered the yellow flag issue. But all-in-all I think that we have collected some important data today."

Anthony Davidson:

"We just about avoided the rain at the end of session two and got through the whole programme. We found a nice balance with the car despite lots of wear on both sets of tyres."

"It's going to be interesting to see who can make them work the best throughout the rest of the weekend. I think we're fairly prepared for things to come, but we just worked through the normal Friday programme and got everything that we wanted to get done."

Graham Taylor, Sporting Director:

"A fairly normal first day in Hungary. It was a very green circuit at the beginning of running, but we worked through our programme. A very small shower in the second session affected us slightly, but normal Friday information was collected. It is going to be a tough weekend."

Takuma Sato
Chassis: SA07-02
FP1 Position: 19th
Fastest Lap Time: 1:25.307
FP2 Position: 17th
Fastest Lap Time 1:22.556

Anthony Davidson
Chassis: SA07-03
FP1 Position: 11th
Fastest Lap Time: 1:24.102
FP2 Position: 15th
Fastest Lap Time: 1:22.510

-credit: super aguri

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