Super Aguri confirms new partner and drivers for 2008 season 

Written by David on March 10th, 2008 at 12:11 pmLast Update: March 10th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Super AguriThe Super Aguri F1 team has announced this morning that in the light of recent media speculation, has reached agreement with Magma Group regarding the acquisition of the team. Magma has also reached agreement with Honda Motor Co., Ltd regarding technical cooperation and engine supply to Super Aguri. It is expected that the acquisition process will be completed over the next few weeks.

The Japanese team has also confirmed Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson as racing teammates once again for the 2008 Formula One season.

Aguri Suzuki, Team Principal: “I am pleased to announce our new partner and drivers finally at this late stage. I am looking forward to a successful and long lasting collaboration with Magma Group. About Drivers, as I have wanted them to continue their work in our team, I was not worried at all about our drivers for 2008. It will be a big advantage for us that we can continue working with them this year. For Anthony, as this season will be his second as a racing driver, I am expecting him to achieve some points. For Takuma, I would like him to repeat the excellent work he did last season. It will be an interesting season and we will try our best to help them achieve these goals.”

Takuma Sato: “I am excited about 2008 and happy to be able to carry the momentum gathered during the past two years into a third season with Super Aguri. Our winter preparation has not been as comprehensive as we had wished; however we always get over these difficulties and keep pushing forward with our fighting spirit. I hope that we can maintain this through the coming season and make up for some lost time. I am looking forward to the coming season – the new rules with no traction control will make race interesting and should be very exciting. I have been training hard all winter and have completed the best preparation I can. As a team we hope that we can have a good race in Melbourne and the rest of the year.”

Anthony Davidson: “I’m really looking forward to my second season with the Super Aguri and to building on what we achieved last year. The testing we have been able to do has gone well and we are continuing to make improvements to the car in conjunction with the new MES system. I’ve concentrated on my training and preparation over the winter and I’m fully motivated for the challenges that this year will bring. Everyone in the team has been working hard and I’d like to thank them, and Honda, for the continued support.”

source: Super Aguri

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