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Well Honda’s (Nick Fry ?) arrogance to selling the team combined with a financial crunch has helped reduce the grid by 2 cars. The Super Aguri team were not allowed to access the Istanbul track facilities quite embarrassingly with the team and trucks being turned away as i have heard.


A while ago there was talk of Spice Energy buying the team given the condition that Indian drivers be given a chance. At that time super egoistic Nick Fry had rubbished the condition and now he has infact rubbished the team which was looking more promising than Honda’s own team. The statement from the team read ::

“We find it difficult to establish a way to continue the activities within the environment surrounding F-1 and as a result Super Aguri have concluded to withdraw from the championship”

Magma group of Dubai and Weigl AG also couldn’t save the ailing team in last-minute efforts.

Aguri Suzuki who was a racer himself had the following to say :

“Super Aguri will be ceasing its racing activities as of today,”

“It had always been my dream to be a Formula One owner. The past two and a half years have flown past but I have no regrets.”

“Magma pulled out suddenly, and without any explanation, and since then I have been flying all over the world talking to other companies but was unable to secure a deal.

“Financially it was just impossible to continue in F1 with the enormous budgets needed today. We did reach a basic agreement with Weigl but were always battling against time.”

He also criticised Nick Fry :

“I don’t understand how suddenly Nick Fry needs to be commenting on everything,” said Suzuki.

“Honda were our backers and he’s not the CEO of Honda. I have no interest in Nick Fry whatsoever and have no idea what he was talking about.”

The references are to Nick Fry’s criticism of all companies which tried to save Super Aguri, its also rumoured that it was Nick Fry who had told the FIA that Super Aguri will no longer participate in formula one.

The withdrawal leaves the future of Anthony Davidson and Takuma Sato uncertain.

Written by Formula One Addict

May 7th, 2008 at 3:36 am

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