Although they wouldn't embark on the giant-killing antics of Canada in the United States Grand Prix, Super Aguri and Anthony Davidson were proud to finish in 11th place at Indianapolis for the third time this season.

The highest placed Honda-powered driver, Davidson even had the audacity to overtake former team-mate Jenson Button in the latter stages of the race to just miss out on a spot inside the top ten for the first time in his Formula 1 career.

Still, Davidson was pleased with his race performance, not least because he was running behind the likes Vitantonio Liuzz, Scott Speed and Adrian Sutil early on after he took a trip across the grass at the first corner when he was involved in the T1 melee, before the Brit eventually prevailed in the end.

"It was an interesting race with the different speeds of cars on the straights and round the corners with differing wing levels. We opted to save the tyres by running a bit more wing and it was such hard work to try and close the gap and get a tow off the cars on the straight.

"There was a lot of overtaking, with a chaotic first corner and 'marbles' all over the place. It was a fantastic race and I had really good fun. I'm really pleased to finish another Grand Prix and it is a great result for the team and for Honda. It was a brilliant day."

Team-mate Takuma Sato meanwhile had an eventful start to the race, moving up a couple of positions before slipping off the track on lap 13 when he got too wide coming out of turn three. Furthermore, he will have to cop a ten-place grid penalty for overtaking under yellow flags [see separate story].

"I had a difficult start to the race and as a result got overtaken by two cars. I avoided the incident at Turn One and lap by lap I overtook people and made up a number of positions. That was a good moment, but unfortunately, when I got clear air and I really needed to push, I got on the dirty side of the track and I went off at Turn Three. It wasn't a great day for me, but hopefully we can start again in Europe in a strong position."

 

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