SAF1 Bahrain Race Report

TAKUMA SATO                Car 18 (SA08A-06)Position 17                No: of Laps 56         Fastest Lap Time 1:35.891 (lap 56)

ANTHONY DAVIDSON           Car 19 (SA08A-05)Position 16                No: of Laps 56         Fastest Lap Time 1:35.324 (lap 45)

Weather                    Warm and dry (19.8-25.8% day relative humidity)   Air Temperature            28.0-30.1°C (day min-max)  

Track Temperature          34.2-39.7°C (day min-max)

SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM drivers Anthony Davidson and Takuma Sato did exactly what the team had planned for this weekend and brought the two SA08A’s home to take the chequered flag at the 2008 Grand Prix of Bahrain in 16th and 17th positions respectively.

Takuma Sato

“I had an eventful few opening laps and I really enjoyed going through the middle of the pack. I had a little bit of contact and possibly damaged the aero, but nevertheless I got up to 14th position and that was exciting. After the first lap there was quite a lot of oil on the track and that was a dangerous situation, but we got over it and I think that we had a good race. We had a problem in the second pitstop, which cost me position, but in the end it was very important that we finished the race here today and hopefully we can keep up the momentum.”

Anthony Davidson

“It was an enjoyable race today. To come home with another two-car finish is great for the team. I had a bit of traffic for the first two stints of the race, but then once that cleared I was able to get into a good rhythm. It was another strong race for me and I would like to thank the team for all their hard work this weekend.”

Aguri Suzuki, Team Principal

“It was good for the team to have another two-car finish, but it is frustrating that we did not have more pace as the drivers did an excellent job. We have collected a good amount of data but shall have to work on improving our performance for the next grand prix in Barcelona.”