Formula 1 will have 22-car fields in 2006
There was some doubt that this would happen, as the current rules distribute TV revenues only among the top 10 teams, and likely backmarkers Midland F1 could end up battling Super Aguri F1 for the last piece of the pie. We must assume that some behind the scenes negotiations - and after all, what would F1 be without behind the scene negotiations? - assured Midland F1 of some sort of compensation in return for a vote in favor of Super Aguri F1.
At the beginning of the season, Super Aguri will probably run four year-old Arrows chassis acquired in its acquisition of the Arrows/TWR factory and assets, with its own chassis design debuting later in the year. The team will run Honda V8s, with Honda's favorite son, Takuma Sato, as the team's lead driver. There are rumors that an all-Japanese race and test driver team is in the works.
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