Japan Preview Quotes: BAR

Jenson Button: "Suzuka is special because it's Honda's home circuit. I've had good support there in the past, especially since I've been involved with Honda and the B.A.R Honda team. I'm excited about going back, and I think if we sort out the issues we had in Brazil, we'll be reasonably quick. Suzuka is a very tough circuit, mentally and physically. You have to be very precise around there, and also very consistent, which is difficult. It is definitely one of my favourite circuits."

Japan Preview Quotes: BAR

Takuma Sato: "The Japanese Grand Prix is a very special race for many reasons. I love the layout of the Suzuka circuit as it follows the natural lay of the land and of course the atmosphere over the race weekend is fantastic. The corners and combinations of the track are very challenging, but a lot of fun to drive. As there are many corners through the speed range, from low to very high speed, making up the unique figure-of-eight, it is important to get the set-up of the car right. You also need a good balance, especially for Turns 1 and 2 and into the S's as most of your time is spent cornering. Obviously I am always very excited when I come back to Suzuka and am looking forward to a great race in front of my home crowd next weekend."

Gil de Ferran (Sporting Director): "Together with Silverstone this is one of our most important grands prix as it can be considered as one of our home races - not only because of Honda but because of Takuma also. The Suzuka track is a legendary drivers' circuit. For this race both Jenson and Taku will be driving the latest spec engine from Honda and we will have further developments on the car. We welcome the opportunity to perform next weekend, not only in front of the great number of F1 fans in Japan, but also in front of the supporters within our Honda family."

Shuhei Nakamoto (Engineering Director, Honda Racing Development): "It goes without saying that this is a big weekend for everyone. We are all determined to put on a good show for all our fans in Japan. To that end we have introduced an upgrade - Taku has already used the Suzuka spec engine in Brazil - but we will be fitting a new engine in Jenson's car for this race."

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