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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Super Aguri in a holding pattern

Super Aguri’s future remains up in the air as talks of financial support have been inconclusive, according to Reuters.

Interestingly, Reuters also reports a witness claiming the Super Aguri cars returned to the factory, rather than the standard practice of being shipped directly to Istanbul. This would seem to indicate unless a deal is struck, the team will not participate in Turkey.

Reuters could not get confirmation from either Super Aguri or Honda regarding the witness' claim.

A1 GP head drops plans for F1 team

A1 GP chairman Tony Teixeira scuttled plans to buy an F1 team after the series ruled against “customer” cars.

Reuters reports Teixeira had entertained the possibility of purchasing a Formula One team to provide race seats for A1 GP series winners.

Texeira said he was in discussions with Spyker before moving aside when it became apparent Bernie Ecclestone coveted Indian involvement in F1.

He more recently considered Toro Rosso.

A1 GP cars will be powered by Ferrari next year. Both Spyker and Toro Rosso use Ferrari power. Texeira had hopes of running as a Ferrari “B” team.

But without the ability to use customer cars, Texeira called investing in F1 “madness.” 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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