Super Aguri tops reliability table

Takuma Sato, Bahrain GP 2006

Takuma Sato, Bahrain GP 2006 

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The fledgling Super Aguri F1 Team has unexpectedly topped the reliability table compiled after the first three races of the season.

Takuma Sato covered a total of 1762.6 kms in Bahrain, Malaysia and Australia, to head fellow Honda-powered racer Jenson Button on 1729.1. World champion and 2006 points leader Fernando Alonso is third on 1723.3 kms for Renault.

Ralf Schumacher and Toyota are fourth with 1700.1, followed by Scott Speed and Tonio Liuzzi for Toro Rosso (1690.5 and 1639.5 respectively), Rubens Barrichello for Honda on 1625.3 and Yuji Ide for Super Aguri on 1617.2 despite finishing only one race.

"I am very proud of what the team has been able to achieve so far," said Aguri Suzuki. "For us to compete in Bahrain for the first race of the season was beyond many people's expectations and we were able to reach this goal. Now for us to have completed more laps than any other team over the first three race weekends is incredible."

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