Super Aguri partners with Magma, confirms Sato and Davidson

The waiting is over. Super Aguri team announced today they concluded acquisition talks with the Magma Group. At the same time the team confirmed Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson as their race drivers for the 2008 season.

Aguri Suzuki, team principal:

“I am pleased to announce our new partner and drivers finally at this late stage. I am looking forward to a successful and long lasting collaboration with Magma Group. About Drivers, as I have wanted them to continue their work in our team, I was not worried at all about our drivers for 2008. It will be a big advantage for us that we can continue working with them this year. For Anthony, as this season will be his second as a racing driver, I am expecting him to achieve some points. For Takuma, I would like him to repeat the excellent work he did last season. It will be an interesting season and we will try our best to help them achieve these goals.”

Well, securing the finances is one thing, but scoring points with only 3 days of winter testing may only happen in their dreams… But hey, they are still around and that counts at the moment.

7 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RichNo Gravatar says:

    GOOD TO SEE THAT THEY WILL BE BACK. ITS AMAZING HOW WELL THEY DID LAST YEAR W/O ANY PROPER FUNDING

  2. StewNo Gravatar says:

    This is really good news. Now maybe they can begin a long road to success.

    I’m especially happy for Davidson. He has been in limbo for a long time not officially having a drive.

  3. This is really good news for the team, although I’m a bit skeptical about the Magma Group.

    Weren’t they involved with the now defunct Arrows team?

    Still, they may have better luck the second time round.

    Christine Blachford’s last blog post..10-Mar-08: Super Aguri are Saved by British Magma Group

  4. zblkhwkNo Gravatar says:

    They benefit from Honda’s engine development and chasis, hopefully they will be competitve. The lack of testing will probably put the drivers at a big disadvantage with the loss of traction control.

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