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Super Aguri struggling for 2008 // The team look to the future, as Wurz clears the air

Published by Christine Blachford

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I’m Christine, it’s the 30th January 2008 and this is F1Minute.

2007 was a difficult season for Super Aguri in terms of revenue and budget, and the team are looking for investors for the coming season. This has prompted all kinds of speculation, from some saying the team won’t make it through the year, to others saying they’ll need to bring in pay drivers. Honda have said that they will continue to support Super Aguri but only if they keep a driver like Anthony Davidson on board. They want someone who can bring valued feedback to the team. Nick Fry also essentially said that supporting Super Aguri is a bit of a distraction for him and Ross Brawn and that their primary focus needs to be on Honda.

On that subject, Alex Wurz has obviously been listening to the speculation about his ability to stand in at a race after his sudden retirement from competitive racing last year. He has cleared the air saying he would stand in if required, but it’s not what he wants to do all season long.

And finally, the schedule for the Singapore GP has been released and shows that practice sessions and qualifying will also be at night, along with the race.

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




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