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#1 Clatter

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 20:34

http://f1.gpupdate.n...o-and-davidson/

Shame as SA showed a lot of early promise, hopefully the new owners can bring some money to help the team develope. At least it means we still have 11 teams.

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#2 le chat noir

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 20:38

the autosport article is clearer and also states for clarity:
The team did not specify the degree of involvement of the Magma Group.

While Aguri Suzuki calls Magma a partner. Presumably they've either sold some shares or the whole thing with the deal to keep the name and management.

Doesn't quite yet seem to be bye bye Super Aguri.

#3 Group B

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 20:43

Jesus, for a second I thought South Africa had been obliterated by a volcano! :eek: :lol:

#4 goGoGene

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 20:50

I hope people will pronounce magma like Dr. Evil.

#5 Clatter

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 20:55

Originally posted by le chat noir
the autosport article is clearer and also states for clarity:
The team did not specify the degree of involvement of the Magma Group.

While Aguri Suzuki calls Magma a partner. Presumably they've either sold some shares or the whole thing with the deal to keep the name and management.

Doesn't quite yet seem to be bye bye Super Aguri.


http://www.grandprix...08_SEASON.shtml

we have reached agreement with Magma Group regarding the acquisition of the Super Aguri F1 Team


It's a little confusing at the moment. Acquisition sounds like a complete takeover, but it could leave all the present team in place. I just hope it brings money to the team to move them up the grid. There isnt a huge amount of scope for fights at the front, but the mid-field could produce some good battles.

#6 le chat noir

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 21:01

perhaps a majority shareholding?

perhaps that sentence was intended one word longer - 'shares' - being the word.

Or perhaps: Force of Magma F1 Team or FOM F1.

Perhaps Magma is not only pronounced like Dr Evil, but is owned by him too?

#7 LostProphet

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:49

Originally posted by goGoGene
I hope people will pronounce magma like Dr. Evil.


:D

#8 Henri Greuter

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 14:48

Imagine if Super Aguri/Magma manages to do the same as last year: Outstcoring the Honda factory team for a good part of the year in the season standings....
But with Ross Brown at Honda nowadays I can't see Honda doing as lousy as last year....

Henri

#9 StefanV

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 14:51

So that was the result of the Super Aguri meltdown...

#10 Frank Booth

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 14:55

I vote that they combine names:

Smagmaguri

#11 saudoso

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 15:21

Mind telling the ill informed one here what is Magma group?

#12 zakeriath

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 15:41

Originally posted by saudoso
Mind telling the ill informed one here what is Magma group?


Check out

http://www.magmagroup.eu/

#13 saudoso

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 15:43

Originally posted by zakeriath


Check out

http://www.magmagroup.eu/


tks, all google stuff pointed to magma/sa deal, no direct link.

#14 primer

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 15:45

Originally posted by StefanV
So that was the result of the Super Aguri meltdown...

:lol: