Honda decide to keep Super Aguri racing

Sun, 16 December 2007, 01:38

Honda officials have decided to keep the satellite formula one team Super Aguri up and racing in 2008, it is reported.

The fate of the financially struggling ‘B’ team was discussed by Tokyo chiefs earlier this week, the German specialist magazine Auto Motor und Sport said.

It is understood that Honda, the small Leafield based outfit’s engine and chassis supplier, heavily subsidised the Super Aguri budget in 2007 to the tune of dozens of millions of euros.

Despite speculation that the manufacturer could simply pull the plug, then, the Honda meeting resolved that Super Aguri will continue to exist on the grand prix grid in 2008.

Auto Motor und Sport explained, however, that the detail of Super Aguri’s continuing Honda support remains unclear, including whether the team will ultimately need to be sold to investors.

The magazine said the situation is currently “completely open”.

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