Super Aguri aiming to make quick impact
||Monday, March 6th 2006, 09:48 GMT
Super Aguri team boss Aguri Suzuki wants his F1 squad to make an immediate impact after getting finally the green light last month to become Formula One's 11th team.
"My team might be small but I want to quickly turn it into one that is competitive at the highest level," Suzuki, flanked by drivers Takuma Sato and Yuji Ide, told reporters.
"I want results in the near future."
Sato was positive about Super Aguri's chances.
"It might be difficult at the start but I'm sure we can improve step by step," said Sato, who was dropped by BAR, now renamed Honda Racing F1, last year.
"It's a new challenge and I hope to use my experience to the full."
The 2006 Formula One season starts in Bahrain on March 12.
Super Aguri's initial application to join Formula One was rejected by the FIA after a $48 million bond was not paid by a November deadline.
But the Honda-powered team were finally confirmed after securing the agreement of the other 10 teams.
Aguri's team have moved into the old Arrows factory in central England and will start the season with old Arrows cars purchased from ex-Minardi boss Paul Stoddart.
Japanese manufacturers Bridgestone will provide Super Aguri's tyres for Formula One's first all-Japanese team.