Despite the continued rumours surrounding the teams future, Super Aguri hit the track for the its first test of the year at Jerez, with Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson both spending time at wheel of the SA07B.

Sato spent the opening two-days of the three-day test at the wheel as the team returned to the race track eager to make up for lost time and the Japanese ace was happy with how his time at the wheel had progressed.

"I have enjoyed what has effectively been our first test of 2008 because we have covered a lot of laps and completed a comprehensive programme," he said. "We tried many variations of set-up, ran through systems checks and the usual tyre programme with no issues, so I believe that this has been a very good test for us.

"Everyone in the team has done a great job and I hope that we can maintain this momentum during the next two tests."

Davidson then took over for the final day in Spain as he returned to the car for the first time since December to get used to the new 2008 electronics system. The Briton then worked through a structured programme of chassis and aero tests, combined with control system performance evaluations; including race starts.

"It was good to be back in the car after a long winter break," he said. "It was a dry day in Jerez, however the wind picked up in the afternoon making it difficult out on track to find good balance.

"We got a lot of positive runs in and completed 103 laps with everything running reliably. We continued learning about the MES system from team and driver perspectives and I think that we made good progress overall today."