France Preview Quotes: BAR

Jenson Button: "I really enjoy racing in Magny Cours. The circuit surface is smooth and very flowing - which is how I prefer it. We had a reasonable result there in 2004, when I finished in 5th position, and hopefully we will be more competitive there this year. We hope to be a lot closer to the McLarens and Renaults than we were in Indy and we have had a positive test this week in Jerez, so I'm looking forward to the race."

France Preview Quotes: BAR

Takuma Sato: "We showed the potential of the car at the last two races and although we were running a very different set-up package to the one we need at Magny Cours, we are confident that we should be strong there. We are carrying forward many positive aspects from the Jerez test this week and I believe that we can reproduce the performance and be as competitive as we were in North America and I am very positive going to the race next week. "

Gil De Ferran, Sporting Director: "We came back from F1's North American tour quite encouraged by the performance of our car.  This past week we have been testing in Jerez for three days evaluating tyres, aerodynamic developments and mechanical changes in view of the coming races in France and England. Given the fact that our last race in high downforce configuration was at the Nurburgring, and our performance there left something to be desired, much of our efforts in testing were concentrated on improving the aero specification in this configuration.  We are hopeful that we will be fighting at the sharp end of the field again in Magny Cours."

Shuhei Nakamoto, Engineering Director, Honda Racing Development: "With a positive test in Jerez behind us, and fresh engines for the race, we have good reason to expect a strong showing in Magny Cours."

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