Super Aguri fate in Honda hands

Tue, 11 December 2007, 12:48

The fate of the struggling Super Aguri team will be discussed this week, reports from Germany suggest.

The authoritative magazine Auto Motor und Sport claims that Honda, the engine and chassis supplier that heavily subsidised the Leafield based team’s flagging budget in 2007, could pull the plug on Super Aguri.

Aguri Suzuki-led Super Aguri, despite scoring 4 points this year, failed to attract lucrative sponsors and actually lost its main backer SS United mid-season.

Auto Motor und Sport claims that Honda paid for “more than half” of the satellite team’s bills in 2007 — a situation that will reportedly be discussed by chiefs of the Japanese manufacturer this week.

It is suggested that one option is to abandon the ‘B team’ project altogether, but there are also tangible benefits of the association for Honda; like increased data acquisition and – as controversially emerged in recent tests – divesting some of the 30,000km per team annual test limit.

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