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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Life line for Super Aguri?

Weigl Group, a German automotive company, is set to make a last minute bid to save Super Aguri, according to autosport.com

The Web site reports Weigl chief Franz Josef Weigl held talks with the team last weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Autosport.com’s sources say Weigl’s investment would be enough to carry the team through the season, allowing owner Aguri Suzuki to seek a long term solution.

Suzuki is supposed to have flown to Japan to meet with the board and urge Honda to accept the offer.

Ralf was never a serious consideration

Vijay Mallya said Tuesday that Ralf Schumacher was never in the running for a Force India race seat.

In an interview with Auto Motor und Sport, the Force India chief said the real competitors to Giancarlo Fisichella were Tonio Liuzzi, Christian Klien and Franck Montagny.

Mallya said Ralf’s participation in the winter test was simply an evaluation of the Force India car as a favor for “a good friend.”

The two met while Mallya’s Kingfisher company was a Toyota sponsor. Don't miss the top stories of the day, subscribe to the SpeedRead Web newspaper now! -- Email SpeedRead -- Learn more about author C.D. Six

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