Aguri to launch 2008 car in February

Wed, 9 January 2008, 01:14

Super Aguri will launch its new car for 2008 at Barcelona next month, the Japanese formula one team announced on Tuesday.

The Honda-powered single seater, to be called the SA08, is scheduled to be unveiled at the Circuit de Catalunya on 19 February — less than a month before the 2008 season kicks off in Australia in mid March.

Super Aguri, likely to again field Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson this year, began winter testing in November with a car that strongly resembled last year’s works Honda RA107.

The so-called ‘customer car’ situation in F1 is highly contentious, with Prodrive’s 2008 entry falling by the wayside.

The former Spyker team, meanwhile, is pressing ahead with arbitration against both Super Aguri, which is run by former grand prix driver Aguri Suzuki, as well as Toro Rosso.

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