Super Aguri mechanics huddled around a beaming Takuma Sato after the Japanese driver qualified his newly launched and untested SA07 in the top ten at Albert Park.
But not everyone was happy. Giancarlo Fisichella claims Sato baulked him on a quick lap.
“He slowed down on me a lot,” said the Roman.
The Dutch team Spyker, too, tried to spoil Aguri’s party by lodging an official complaint against the legality of the SA07 car.
Quite why Spyker did not pursue the same complaint against Toro Rosso, using a version of Red Bull’s RB3 contender this year, is unknown.