Spyker want FIA to look at Aguri updates
|By Jonathan Noble||Friday, June 29th 2007, 09:52 GMT|
Pressure is mounting on Super Aguri to accept the latest offer to end Formula One's customer car row, with rivals Spyker wanting the FIA to look into whether or not the team are actually receiving current Honda Racing parts.
In the latest twist to the ongoing row over chassis sharing in Formula One, Spyker have written to the FIA with the intention of getting them to look into the latest updates that appeared on Super Aguri's SA07 at Indianapolis.
Spyker have created an official dossier that includes photographic evidence that they believe supports their claims that Honda are now heavily influencing the rear end of the Super Aguri.
The dossier, a copy of which has been seen by autosport.com, has been sent to the FIA, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and all teams on the grid. It features photos that apparently show identical rear wing endplates, mountings, rear impact structures and rear suspension on both the Super Aguri and Honda car.
Spyker boss Colin Kolles confirmed that his team had written to the FIA with the document.
"We want a response from the FIA, as we believe the situation is unfair," Kolles told autosport.com.
Spyker's decision to write to the FIA comes after Super Aguri stalled on accepting a proposal at the United States Grand Prix that would have brought an end to the customer car row.
Spyker, Scuderia Toro Rosso and Super Aguri were offered a deal where they would share any television rights money earned this year, if arbitration action hanging over the two 'customer car' teams was called off.
Super Aguri did not agree to that idea. The team have always maintained that their running of an updated RA106 is within the regulations, because the intellectual property rights are owned by Honda in Japan and not the Honda Racing team.
"We know what we did, we know what we are doing and we know that we are completely legal," Super Aguri's managing director Daniel Audetto said earlier this year.
"So it is not our problem. The most important thing is that we want to respect the rules. We don't want to cheat. We don't want to go against the rules."