• May 6, 2008
Reports are surfacing that the Super Aguri F1 team has been turned away from the Turkish Grand Prix's paddock. The denial of access occurred because of financial complications. Team supporter Honda contacted Formula One Management and informed the organization that they would not be providing any more assistance to the struggling team. With no one left to pay the bills, Super Aguri was left stranded outside of the track gates.

One potential life vest has already been thrown to the Japanese team by German engineering firm Weigl Group. However, their contribution would not be enough to fully support race operations. The Super Best Friends need more investors to jump aboard in order to make it through the end of the season, let alone the next race.

[Source: Speed TV, Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty]


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      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's too bad, but as they say that's racing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      way to go Honda...way to turn your back on the team at the beginning of the season...better now then later right?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Pretty uneducated comment... They're sponsors refused to pay money last season at some time, so they've been seriously out of pocket ever since. They've been trying to find other backers but just haven't been sucessful. They currently use a customer car development of the old Honda, which will be banned from 2010, which means they'll need even more money to build their own cars - why would Honda bankroll two teams? Bit rediculous, no? It's not Honda's fault, Honda never withdrew their funding.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ brittandknee

        go troll someplace else.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uhh... Super Aguri has already pulled out of Formula 1 for the season...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey Mr.Suzuki, pick up.....it's Dave Richards on the phone...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Funnily enough, they actually do have sponsors, but they all agreed to have the names on the car replaced by the my earth rubbish to appear more green. Basically - they're getting money.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thats so messed up. These guys had such a fighting spirit. I could respect them as real racers, pity they didn't have the money to develop their own chassis. Look at the wonders they did with Hondas useless chassis last year.

      Tswk tsk
      • 6 Years Ago
      Super Aguri just announced that the team is folding.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nascar's more fun to watch than F1 anyway anymore. Seeya Super Aguri, it was fun while it lasted.

      As long as Bernie Ecclestone can find new cities around the world to squeeze more money from, F1's going to continue on it's current path.
      • 6 Years Ago
      they are out. annouced this morning, sadly another teams leaves...only 10 teams left now. Remember that there should have been 12 teams this year with Prodrive but they didnt have the time and back up from mclaren mercedes to put the team on tracks! this just shows how F1 is expensive if you dont have enough money...good luck to all of the employees in finding a new job and also to T.Sato and A.Davidson.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually, Prodrive would've been racing in F1 right now, had it not been for Williams and their bias for manufacturer racing.
        • 6 Years Ago
        well not only williams but also spyker/force india. shame for takuma, good driver bit of a kamikaze but we always need one! hope that honda will take replace barichello with sato!
      • 6 Years Ago
      More investors will do no good as it was announced that they have officially withdrawn from Formula 1.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I did really enjoy them beating factory Honda last season, sad to see them go...
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