Italy Preview Quotes: BAR

Jenson Button: "We had a very good race in Monza last year when we finished on the podium and I am looking forward to racing there this week following our strong performance in Turkey. The fans are very passionate about the sport and the atmosphere is always great over the race weekend. We had a positive weekend in Turkey and I'm sure we can improve our pace and have a competitive weekend in Monza."

Takuma Sato: "Monza is a very unique circuit and easily the fastest in the F1 calendar in terms of speed. The Italian Grand Prix weekend has traditionally seen lots of exciting racing so we can hope to see more of that. We've had a strong test during our two days at Monza this week so we are looking forward to challenging in the race next weekend."

Gil De Ferran, Sporting Director: "Following this week's quite intensive test at Monza, like most teams we are now looking forward to one of the more traditional races in the calendar. We are certainly hoping to build on the competitiveness that we showed during the last few races, however since Monza requires a completely different aerodynamic specification, in many ways one has to view this race quite separately from the others."

Shuhei Nakamoto, Engineering Director, Honda Racing Development: "After an encouraging performance but slightly frustrating result in Turkey, we are aiming for an even higher points finish at Monza. Honda engines have won six Grands Prix here, so you could say it's one of our favourite tracks! Our colleagues in the US have now wrapped up the Manufacturers' Title in IRL racing, which gives the engineers on the F1 programme even more motivation to keep pushing for a race win."

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