Super Aguri: no deal, but will race

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Super Aguri will race in the Spanish Grand Prix but negotiations to save the team are still going on. The F1 field faced being cut to 20 cars had they been a no-show.

If a team misses a race and therefore does not contest the entire season it can incur severe financial penalties. Therefore in order to remain attractive to a potential buyer Super Aguri mustn’t miss a round. The deal with Magma Group that was expected to save the team fell through two weeks ago.

In 2002 when the Arrows team was folding it appeared at the French Grand Prix but the drivers intentionally failed to qualify. Hopefully Anthony Davidson and Takuma Sato will actually be able to comete properly in this weekend’s race . In the earlier races this year its drivers had to take extra care as the team had very few spare parts.

Further reports suggest the team are running with very little branding on their cars.