Aguri Suzuki has always insisted that his team is in no financial danger for 2007 season, even after the payments from their main partner, SS United stopped coming.
However he made no secret of the fact, he is on lookout for some partners. Several names have been mentioned (Alejandro Agag, Tony Teixiera). But it seems that the cash injection has arrived from Japan. Austrian paper Salzburger Nachrichten reports that a powerful Japanese businessman has plugged the budget hole, therefore securing the future of Leafield based Super Aguri. The new investor is set to be announced officially at Suzuki’s home race at Fuji in two weeks.
This is what Aguri Suzuki reportedly had to say:
“I am also negotiating with another partner, because it is not necessary that I keep 100 per cent of the team in my name.
“The danger never existed that we would have to stop this year, but now we have been saved for the future.”
Suzuki also said that there has not been decision made yet decided whether to run a customer car next year or build their own:
“A customer car is not so attractive because of the distribution of the TV funds. On the other hand it costs $200m and 200 men to make your own. We will weigh up our interests with our partner.”
Interesting, what car is it they have been using this year ?