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#1 Madras

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:47

They're missing out on a lot of testing, even if they do make it to the grid in Melbourne how slow are they going to be!

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#2 carbonfibre

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:59

Well i thought the same thing when they came into F1 and they surprised a lot of people over the years.

I hope they will do well again this year.

#3 AFCA

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:51

Originally posted by AFCA
Super Aguri won't be testing at Barcelona next week either. A spokesperson: ''It wasn't scheduled to test this week at Valencia and we won't be testing at Barcelona either. Our next test will be at Jerez from the 12th till the 14th.''

Financial problems keep being denied: ''Mister Audetto has already explainded earlier this week that there's nothing to it and we deny these rumours.''



#4 rhm

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 14:20

Originally posted by Madras
They're missing out on a lot of testing, even if they do make it to the grid in Melbourne how slow are they going to be!


It's the Honda, any testing would be redundant.

#5 noikeee

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 16:09

I'm starting to have the same kind of worries. I really hope they can still make it to the grid, it would be quite bad if we had only 20 cars this season when the predictions were pointing to a 24 cars grid.

#6 Skunkpirat

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 16:07

It would certainly be a tragedy to lose them. They might be a underdog but I still like them for some peculiar reason. Perhaps it's my Davidson fancy or the fact that you can never really know what to expect from them. Davidson is testing for Honda isn't he?
Anyways I don't think we have seen the last of Super Aguri just yet.

#7 Mika Mika

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 16:53

I worry that SA will go and Honda and Toyota will follow suite!!!

If they are finding it hard now what can they possiably achieve when they HAVE to build there own car next year and not use a old Honda!?!

#8 AFCA

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 15:16

A spokesperson: ''We'll test at Jerez tomorrow with one car. It's not certain whether Sato or Davidson will be behind the wheel.''

#9 Timstr11

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 15:20

Originally posted by Mika Mika
I worry that SA will go and Honda and Toyota will follow suite!!!

If they are finding it hard now what can they possiably achieve when they HAVE to build there own car next year and not use a old Honda!?!

You think the two most profitable and green car companies will leave F1? Especially in light of the big changes as of 2009?

Highly unlikely.

#10 F1Obsession

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 15:20

Hopefully we will see Sato pass Alonso again.

#11 AFCA

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:26

Sato on yesterday: ''We've had a good testday, especially considering the fact we've tested little so far this year. I haven't driven since half December, so it's good to be back in the car.''

On the strong wind: ''That caused some problems with the balance of the car.''

On the problems of the team: ''The team has known some problems this winter, financial ones also, but we'll recover from it: the team will solve it. In 2006 we had greater difficulties setting up the entire Formula 1 team from scratch in a short period of time. I expect us to be in Melbourne. We haven't been able to develop as much as the other teams and that's a disadvantage, but we were faster than Force India today (yesterday - AFCA), so that's encouraging.''

The Japanese driver was surprised when he first heard the launch of the car had been postponed: ''I didn't know that, we've been busy on track the whole day. I think we'll just do it at a later stage, perhaps in Melbourne...'' A bad sign ? ''No, we've encountered worse things and we'll get through this situation. The team is working hard to get everything right and I have a lot of confidence in it.''

On still not having been announced as an official SA driver: ''That will come, we were to announce everything next week, but that will now be done at a later stage, so I understand. I just prepare for the new season by training a lot, but the best preparation is in the car.''

#12 Hacklerf

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:56

They are using last years Honda, its hardly worth testing it