Super Aguri: “no chance” of F1 return next year 

Fumito Akita denies F1 return reports

Written by David on May 11th, 2009 at 12:04 pmLast Update: May 11th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Former Super Aguri F1 teamIt was rumored last week that following the FIA’s £40m budget cap introduction to teams starting from the 2010 season, Super Aguri- the former F1 team that had to withdraw from last year’s f1 championship – could re-join Formula 1 racing next year.

On Monday, however, Fumito Akita, former co-owner of the Super Aguri team has denied categorically such reports.

“There’s absolutely no chance,” Akita told the Reuters news agency. “Even without the world financial crisis and its effect on Japan’s economy we couldn’t afford it. We already pulled out once because we did not have the resources to continue. Even if we had $60 million to spend we would have to start from scratch again.”

“We don’t know where these newspaper reports came from but Aguri has also said there’s no chance of a return,” he added.

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