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F1: Davidson undone by change in conditions

Everything was looking promising for Super Aguri in Brazilian Grand Prix practice as the track developed grip – but a total change before qualification sent Anthony Davidson slipping to the back of the field.

He did at least avoid the back row, qualifying in 20th ahead of the Spykers and two places behind team-mate Takuma Sato, but he was less than happy with the outcome.


“It was a difficult qualifying session,” he mourned. “The track had changed quite a lot from FP3 to qualifying and the car lost all its balance.

“I struggled to get a first lap together and then on my second lap, when I was getting faster, I got a bit of traffic towards the end of the lap and couldn’t go quicker than my first time. It is a shame, but I doubt that Q2 was possible today anyway due to these conditions.”

Super Aguri Sporting Director Graham Taylor added: “Following a difficult Friday we made some progress this morning. The grip in the track came up and both cars were starting to get the semblance of a balance.

“But the track changed completely between FP3 and qualifying and the boys found it very difficult and slick.

“It is a shame to finish the year on what we can now class as a poor qualifying position, but I think that the team as a whole did a good job and we look forward to a dry race tomorrow following the two wet events we have had.”

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