Malaysian GP: Super Aguri race notes

Takuma Sato and Yuji Ide drove a solid race for the Super Aguri F1 Team in Sepang today. During what was only the team's second grand prix, they were able to challenge for position and contribute to an exciting, action-packed Malaysian ...

Takuma Sato and Yuji Ide drove a solid race for the Super Aguri F1 Team in Sepang today. During what was only the team's second grand prix, they were able to challenge for position and contribute to an exciting, action-packed Malaysian race.

Takuma Sato:

"Great team work has meant that we have been able to improve on our pitstops since Bahrain and as a result I lost no time and was able to get back into the race and actually challenge a few cars. Of course we struggle on the high downforce corners with our pace, but I had another exciting race and at least we managed to finish the race once again."

"We still have a lot of hard work to do if we are to catch up to our nearest rivals, but we showed good teamwork today and I am very happy and proud of the team."

Yuji Ide:

"The balance of the car was not good from the start and I had the same mechanical problem as I had in Bahrain. The problem got worse as I continued the race and gradually the car's pace got slower and I could not accelerate on the straight, then I stopped. I really wanted to finish the race, so my goal is to finish the race in Australia and then move on from there."

Aguri Suzuki, Team Principal:

"I think that the team did a great job during the pitstops and Takuma had a great race. He made a good start today and had better performance than we thought we could achieve from the current chassis."

"Unfortunately Yuji had a similar mechanical problem to the one he suffered in Bahrain and stopped once again before the checkered flag - but I think that he drove very well today. I am very happy that we have completed our second race and I am very much looking forward to traveling for round three in Australia next week."

TAKUMA SATO
Chassis: SA05-02
Position: 14
Fastest Lap Time 1:40.199

YUJI IDE
Chassis: SA05-01
Position: DNF
Fastest Lap Time 1:42.833

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Yuji Ide , Aguri Suzuki
Teams Super Aguri F1