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Formula One World Championship 2007

Round 09: British GP

  • Race Results
  • Qualifying
July 7, 2007

Honda Racing F1 Team

The Honda Racing F1 Team's Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button will start tomorrow's British Grand Prix in 14th and 18th positions after a disappointing qualifying in front of the team's home crowd.

Rubens got a good run in the first of the three shoot-out sessions and made it through to Q2, during which he was able to extract the maximum performance from the car today. Jenson's Q1 was frustrated by traffic and a yellow flag and he was unable to get a clean lap to make it through to Q2.

Rubens Barrichello
Rubens Barrichello
Jenson Button
Jenson Button
Saturday Practice: P14 1:21.140
Qualifying 1: P7 1:21.169
Qualifying 2: P14 1:20.364
Qualifying 3: -

"I got the maximum possible performance from the car during the second qualifying session today. It was a really good lap and I pushed as hard as possible. However at the moment, even one-tenth of a second can mean the difference between finishing at the top or bottom of the tight group that we are competing with right now. The team performed really well today, the set-up of the car was good and I felt happy with the balance, but unfortunately we just do not have the pace to get into Q3."
Saturday Practice: P19 1:21.583
Qualifying 1: P18 1:21.335
Qualifying 2: -
Qualifying 3: -

"What can I say? I'm obviously massively disappointed with the way qualifying went, here at Silverstone, in front of my home crowd. On my first run I got traffic from one of the BMW Saubers. Then in the second I let Anthony through because he was on a quick lap. He went off which brought the yellow flags out and that was that. As ever in this situation, the race is going to be a tough one, made all the more difficult here. We will just have to do what we can from where we are."
JACKY EECKELAERT, Engineering Director
"Rubens gave it everything he had, so it is somewhat frustrating to finish 14th when we were only 0.2 sec from a top ten position. That's the way it goes nowadays because the field is so tight. Jenson was quite happy with his car balance but lifted for Anthony who had spun off and therefore did not make it through to Q2."


SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM experienced a difficult day. Anthony set a good fastest lap time during the morning's third Free Practice session, however pace and luck were not on the team's side for this afternoon's Qualifying.

Anthony Davidson
Anthony Davidson
Takuma Sato
Takuma Sato
Saturday Practice: P10 1:20.915
Qualifying 1: P19 1:21.448
Qualifying 2: -
Qualifying 3: -

"It was obviously a disappointing Qualifying session. It was always going to be tough trying to get into Q2 today. The car again did not quite have the speed like we saw in Magny-Cours, but I was confident that I could have pulled something out of the bag, until the last run, when I came out in a sea of traffic ahead of me on the opening of my lap as they came out of the pits, so I decided to abort the lap. I tried to find a good space and get a bit more heat into the rear tyres, but basically I overcooked it coming out of Brooklands, trying to get as much force into the tyres as possible and the car snapped on me. I still believe that we have a better race car than Qualifying and you never know, the British weather can be unpredictable, so I am looking forward to my first British Grand Prix tomorrow."
Saturday Practice: P20 1:21.745
Qualifying 1: P21 1:22.045
Qualifying 2: -
Qualifying 3: -

"We need to find out what was wrong with the car. It was not performing well and I never got comfortable grip or stability. It is disappointing as yesterday we made some progress and this morning we tried to improve the performance again for Qualifying, but the speed was not there. On my final lap I was trapped by the Yellow Flag, so I could not improve on my lap time, so I am disappointed."
GRAHAM TAYLOR, Sporting Director
"Poor. It's been getting tighter and tighter all year. This is one of the bigger circuits, so you'd think that there would be a bit more latitude, but there wasn't. Our cars did not have the performance today and again our Qualifying session was not error free."
Formula One World Championship
Round 09: British GP
Rank Driver (Team)
1 L HAMILTON (McLaren-Mercedes)
2 K RAIKKONEN (Ferrari)
3 F ALONSO (McLaren-Mercedes)
4 F MASSA (Ferrari)
7 H KOVALAINEN (Renault)
8 G FISICHELLA (Renault)
10 J TRULLI (Toyota)
11 M WEBBER (Red Bull-Renault)
12 D COULTHARD (Red Bull-Renault)
13 A WURZ (Williams-Toyota)
14 R BARRICHELLO (Honda Racing F1 Team)
15 S SPEED (STR-Ferrari)
16 V LIUZZI (STR-Ferrari)
17 N ROSBERG (Williams-Toyota)
18 J BUTTON (Honda Racing F1 Team)
20 A SUTIL (Spyker-Ferrari)
22 C ALBERS (Spyker-Ferrari)

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