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Davidson out of luck after solid run.

Anthony Davidson endured a frustrating finish to his Hungarian Grand Prix after an incident with Giancarlo Fisichella forced the Briton into retirement for the third time in the last four Formula 1 races.

Having made it through the second phase of qualifying for the second race in succession, Davidson was on the pace throughout the race as he diced for position in the midfield with the likes of Williams and Renault, but it was to be the Renault of Giancarlo Fisichella on lap 41 that would be his undoing as contact at the first corner damaged the suspension on his car and forced him out of the race.

“It was a frustrating end to the day,” the Briton reflected. “I got a really good start and the car had a nice balance all the way through the race. Challenging Wurz and Fisichella was great as these were the guys we were trying to beat. But in the end, when I was racing Fisichella out of the pitlane, he ran out of road on the cold tyres.

“I tried to give him as much room as I could without running off the circuit and we touched. I think it was a racing incident, but it was enough to break my rear suspension and put me out of the race. So a frustrating end to a good weekend, but these things happen and we learn from every race. We had a good strong Qualifying, so we are looking forward to next time.”

With Davidson out of the race, it was left to Takuma Sato to uphold team honours and the Japanese driver took a solid 15th place, having lost time in the early stages of the race with a lack of grip.

“It was quite an exciting start and I got off the line well,” he said. “Through the first few turns I was side-by-side with a couple of cars and made up some positions, so that was really good. But then I struggled with low grip and the car started to slide with the heavy fuel and this continued to half way through the race.

“On the third stint, with the super soft tyre, the car had much better balance and a lot more grip, so it was really fun to drive. The lap times were very competitive, so it is a shame that we didn't have anybody to race with on the last stint, but at least it was a better day and overall it was hard, but a good race.”



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Anthony Davidson (GBR) Super Aguri SA07, Hungarian F1, Hungaroring, 3rd-5th, August, 2007
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(L to R): Anthony Davidson (GBR); Stephane Sarrazin (FRA); Sebastien Buemi (SUI) Toyota Racing.
(L to R): Anthony Davidson (GBR); Stephane Sarrazin (FRA); Sebastien Buemi (SUI) Toyota Racing.
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