Fry worked to topple Aguri rescue – Weigl

Wed, 7 May 2008, 06:44

Franz Josef Weigl has added his condemnation to the interference by Honda Racing CEO Nick Fry in former formula one team Super Aguri’s failed financial rescue.

After announcing the closure of his beleaguered Leafield based outfit on Tuesday, team boss and owner Super Aguri hit out at Fry’s intervention, including the lockout of the team’s transporters in Istanbul and his dismissal of Weigl’s proposed partial buyout.

“It is over,” Weigl is quoted as saying by the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport.

“The politics have triumphed. It is miserably unfortunate.”

He added his revulsion to the interference of Fry, the 51-year-old Briton and former works Honda team principal.

“Nick Fry did everything he could so that our deal did not succeed.”

Weigl also revealed that his initial talks with Super Aguri officials began back in January.

“Then unfortunately Mr Fry and (Magma Group chief) Mr Leach interfered,” he explained.

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