Sato commented, "We had a great race while it lasted, so it's a shame that I had to retire from the race. I got a good start and was able to make up lots of places in the early stages of the race, which was very exciting for me and I enjoyed it a lot. This is a very hard braking circuit though and we had a brake wear problem. I am obviously disappointed but the team did a great job keeping me ahead of Rubens following my pitstop. We have to keep focused on the positives now and I'm looking forward to the next two weeks of testing where we will keep pushing to develop the car for Imola."?
Overtaking Move of the Race Takuma Sato, BAR-Honda, 11th to 9th Unseen directly by the cameras (you caught a glimpse of it in the background) Taku came steaming up from 11th place and overtook both Jenson Button and Pedro de la Rosa in one sweet move into Turn 1 on Lap 2. Had it been caught by the front-on camera it could have been the pass of the season. Someone ought to dig out the footage and show it next race.