Super Aguri drivers Anthony Davidson and Takuma Sato both made it through to the second session for today's Qualifying at the Nürburgring. The pair was running extremely closely in lap times throughout the day and will start the 2007 European Grand Prix in 15th and 16th positions on the grid tomorrow.
Takuma Sato: It was a good practice session. We made a few changes in the morning to try to improve and we made progress. I was happy with the car in Q1 and we looked very good. At least we got into Q2 as it has been a few races since we did that, but it was unfortunate that on my last quick lap there was a yellow flag at the chicane and I had to abort. It was unlucky that I could not improve because of that, but the car showed good performance today so hopefully we can have a strong race tomorrow.
Anthony Davidson: That was a very exciting Qualifying session for us. Taku and I pushed each other very hard and we took the car right to the limit. I feel that we got the very best out of the car and it was a lot of fun. To beat one of the Honda cars and also Coulthard, especially in Q1, and to just get into Q2 was exactly what we wanted. We knew that once we got into Q2 it was going to be extremely hard to progress any further, but I am very happy with today's work. The boys in the garage and the Engineering team did a great job to find space out on the track so that I always had a clear run.
Graham Taylor, Sporting Director: It turned out to be a very close fight between the Super Aguri Team drivers today and both performed well. It is nice to have both cars in Q2 – we have not had that for a while. The grid is getting tighter in lap times all the time and even within our team it is getting tighter and tighter. We have a healthy intra-team rivalry.
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