• Jul 31, 2008


Click to view images of Super Aguri's assets

It was a nice idea that Aguri Suzuki had, to start a new F1 team from scratch. Unfortunately, his dreams didn't last long, resulting in the grassroots team closing up shop and its assets put up for auction. Those assets were bought up by Formtech GmbH, a German tooling and construction company.

Formtech intends to use the team's former Leafield, England, headquarters as its new base for UK operations, where it will use Super Aguri's autoclaves and other equipment to design and manufacture composite materials. Formtech also intends to employ some of Aguri's now-unemployed technicians. But what of the actual race cars and fleet of transporters? Formtech bought those too, and is looking for another buyer. So if you're interested in a new Formula One car and a big truck in which to haul it around, better give them a ring.


[Source: F1-Live]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Transporters? blah. Vacation RV! Meet the Fockers style!
      • 6 Years Ago
      R.I.P. Super Best Friends

      I'll give them $20 a piece for either a front or a rear wing assembly. Heck, I'll even pay the freight charges.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gimme one of those trucks. Waaay cooler than any house.

      Shame, though, I was hoping Prodrive or another F1-hopefuls team would buy it - Aguri still have a slot on the 2009 grid, AFAIK...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I got excited at first, thinking that a new team would be back in F1 (a team funded by someone with a lot of $$$). The cars will be worthless next season - I hope someone grabs this team up quick and can get at least a couple of test runs in this season.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Seems it's the drivers who are proper ****ed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The title is a glorious mismash of LS&TSB and Snatch. But for reference for the author "ze Germans" is from Snatch, not LS&TSB. Both great movies, I prefer LS myself because it was first.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's with all the F1 and motorsport related posts recently?





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