Anthony Davidson joined the Super Aguri F1 Team for the final day of their test at the Circuit de Catalunya in MontmelÃ³. The team was able to complete an extremely busy day with continued evaluation of car set-ups and Bridgestone Potenza tyres,...
Anthony Davidson joined the Super Aguri F1 Team for the final day of their test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmeló.
The team was able to complete an extremely busy day with continued evaluation of car set-ups and Bridgestone Potenza tyres, making up for time lost due to bad weather conditions yesterday. The team is now satisfied with the progress that it has made and is looking forward to for the forthcoming Spanish Grand Prix.
"The weather was perfect on day one. There was no wind in the morning and it was great to test the new aero package for the Barcelona race in these conditions. The new gearbox performed well and we collected a lot of valuable data that day. Unfortunately we had very heavy intermittent rain on day two and so with no consistent weather conditions it was difficult to make a significant run."
"However, on the positive side, we had not run the SA07 properly in the wet before and so it was good to see how it went and how we need to react in wet conditions. All in all I think that this was a positive test for us and I am pleased with the performance of the car."
"After heavy rain yesterday the track was still damp and 'green' in the morning. But we found a good balance early on and tried a few different aero set-ups with good results. Later in the afternoon the wind speed picked up making the track difficult to drive on for the rest of the day."
"Even so I felt comfortable in those conditions and completed some longer runs. We used two different tyre specs again and they behaved as we thought they would, so we are looking forward to returning here next week and continuing with the good car balance that we have had here at the test."
Graham Taylor, Sporting Director:
"The team has worked extremely hard to enable developments to be brought to the car for this test and in time for the forthcoming Grand Prix. A reliable three days were utilised to determine extremes of set-up and data collection for the new parts of the car. Honda and Bridgestone once again helped Super Aguri F1 Team to gain information and experience. Both drivers ended their running-time happy with the performance of their cars and we can look forward to the race next week."
Driver: Anthony Davidson
No. of Laps: 114
Best Lap Time: 1:23.027
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