Aguri's customer car proposal rejected
|By Jonathan Noble||Thursday, September 28th 2006, 05:41 GMT|
Super Aguri are reconsidering their car plans for next season after an attempt to allow customer chassis in the sport was rejected.
As autosport.com revealed earlier this year, Super Aguri managing director Daniel Audetto had been pushing to get support for a change in Formula One's regulations that demand teams build their own car.
The team had hoped to be able to run customer versions of a Honda chassis next season. However, such a change in the regulations required unanimous support from the other teams.
Although there was some support for the move, complete backing was not given when the matter was put to an official vote at last week's F1 Commission meeting in Paris.
That lack of support has forced Super Aguri to now revise their original plans for next season, although Audetto is confident that they will find a suitable option.
"We are looking for other solutions," he told autosport.com. "We have the full support of Honda, and we are looking for the best possible outcome for us which keeps within the existing regulations.
"We will definitely have something that makes us a lot more competitive than we have been this year."
Audetto said he was most frustrated about the need for unanimous support to get major rules changed.
"Unanimity is unrealistic in this sport," he said. "If one team does not agree to something then it stops it for everybody.
"Luckily, we won't need unanimity from 2008 when the rules change."