Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Spyker new car

Spyker Formula One Team's Adrian Sutil put in a spirited drive in today's Hungarian Grand Prix to secure 17th position overall. Demonstrating the improved relative pace of the Spyker F8-VII, Adrian enjoyed a race long fight with the two Hondas to finish 3.6secs ahead of Barrichello.

"This race we showed we were quite competitive with the cars in front of us," said Sutil. "We could race Honda, which meant I really had to push and attack every single lap. We did keep them behind until the end, which is a little success with this old car. Let's see what we can do in Turkey now - we know we are much closer in races, so hopefully with a new car we can be even better."Sakon Yamamoto commented, "After the start I really pushed but suddenly I lost rear grip in turn 11 and spun and crashed. I just made a mistake so I am really disappointed with this result as I wanted to finish the race, but I will keep working hard and focus on the next Grand Prix, where we will have the new car."Mike Gascoyne, chief technical officer added, "A good and bad race for us. Sakon made a mistake early on, which is a shame as he'd had a good weekend until that point. Adrian on the other hand had a very good race, showing we were able to match the speed and beat the works Hondas. For a team with our limited resources we can be quite proud of this. We know that the race pace is better than we show in Qualifying, so we must improve this area, but we can look forward to the updated car in Turkey where we can hopefully finish in front of some more people."

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