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Super Aguri new car launch delayed - The SA08 may not see a launch, whilst Bahrain is sticking with daylight

Published by Christine

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This is F1Minute for the 12th February 2008.

Super Aguri have announced that their plans to launch the new car on the 19th of this month are being pushed back indefinitely. For now, the team want to concentrate on securing investment and sponsorship deals, and then confirming their driver lineup. In place of the launch, key team members will be available for media interviews.

Yesterday, I mentioned that Bahrain circuit officials appeared to be open to the idea of a night race, but now the chief of the circuit has issued an official statement clarifying what was said. He says the comments were taken out of context, they’re not interested in a night race in Bahrain, they’re just intrigued how the night race idea will work.

Meanwhile, more teams joined in the testing fun at Jerez, with Lewis Hamilton topping the timesheets followed by de la Rosa in the sister McLaren. Nakajima posted a respectable fourth fastest time in his Williams. First thing in the morning, the testing session was delayed for five minutes by a worker who was out on track in a dangerous position, meaning the cars had to be pulled back into their garages.

That’s all for today, please join me tomorrow for another F1Minute.