My shout on Twitter earlier today calling for some news from Super Aguri was answered . The team broke the radio silence the team’s co-owner Mr. Akita has some news to share with us through Reuters. Unfortunately the only thing that seems to sure (or does it ? ) is Super Aguri’s presence in Melbourne.
“The cancellation was because some parts hadn’t arrived in time. We are usually scrambling to be ready for the start of the season. It was very tight last year and this year is following the same pattern. But we will be on the grid for Melbourne. We’re not worried at all about missing out.”
However there is not much news yet on the takeover or investment news, only statement of the fact that the talks are still going on:
“Talks are still going on and I’m told there are three potential investors. Obviously, we have to think of the future and what’s best for the team.”
This remark however suggests that even total sale (or buyout) of the team would be considered:
“It might be 100 percent. But obviously any sponsors or investors who leave the infrastructure there and back the team to improve results would be ideal. How much any potential stake in the team would be does depend on the conditions the investor has. But even if it’s a 100 percent stake you can’t sensibly get rid of the team per se.”
Well, and this is an intersting hint… Does this describe something that actually is on the table ?
“If you have no Aguri (Suzuki) you probably lose Honda as engine suppliers. If investors come in and say they can bring in BMW engines that’s a different story. But even if we give up 100 percent share it doesn’t necessarily mean the owner or the team name goes with it.”
No word on the drivers yet … Sato and Davidson still have to wait …