Super Aguri F1 Team experienced a difficult Saturday in Monaco. During the morning rain made for a tricky third practice session and although track conditions improved in the afternoon, the Qualifying session did not run to plan for the ...
Super Aguri F1 Team experienced a difficult Saturday in Monaco. During the morning rain made for a tricky third practice session and although track conditions improved in the afternoon, the Qualifying session did not run to plan for the team.
"Obviously the morning wet session made it difficult for everybody, but at least we collected good data for running in these conditions. Going into Qualifying, the first outing was just a warm up and then in the second outing I caught some traffic, so I wasn't able to do a relevant quick lap. Then when I came back to the pit to prepare for the last Qualifying lap our timing plan was incorrect and we couldn't make it across the line for a third run, which was very disappointing."
"As was the case for everybody, we experienced really difficult conditions today. The Qualifying session was quite frantic and I feel that my side of the garage did a great job in getting the car out there in a good space. It was unfortunate to miss out on not getting a final run in as we wanted to try and complete three runs because it looked like it could rain at any moment. However, I don't feel anyone did anything wrong, so I'm happy with what we did, it was just bad luck."
Graham Taylor, Sporting Director:
"The weather conditions this morning put a bit of a spin on things. Both drivers did very well and we were in the middle of the pack where we expected to be. Had it been wet during Qualifying I think we would have been in good positions. However, we bit off a little more than we could chew in Qualifying. We let the drivers down with our timing; both Takuma and Anthony failed to do a planned third run and it proves what I have being saying that we are a young team, learning all the time."
Grid Position: 21st
Lap Time 1:18.554
Grid Position: 17th
Lap Time 1:18.250
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