Super Aguri made to wait on future
|By Jonathan Noble||Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 16:55 GMT|
Super Aguri will have to wait until next week to find out if they can continue in Formula One, autosport.com has learned, with no decision on their future made in a meeting between team boss Aguri Suzuki and Honda chiefs in Japan today.
The Leafield-based outfit have been fighting for survival since a proposed deal with the Magma Group fell through shortly after the Bahrain Grand Prix.
With their participation in last weekend's race in Spain only possible due to Honda agreeing at the last-minute to bankroll them for the event, the outfit have been searching to find a fresh investment deal so they continue in the sport.
As autosport.com revealed yesterday, the favourites to try and sort out a rescue package are German automotive company the Weigl Group, whose boss Franz Josef Weigl met with Super Aguri representatives at the Spanish Grand Prix.
It is understood that talks with Weigl and other potential investors are ongoing, but any deal to secure the future will need the blessing of Honda - who have made it clear they are no longer willing to keep funding the team themselves.
Although the future of Super Aguri was discussed between Suzuki and Honda today, it is understood a final decision on the way forward cannot be made until a full Honda board meeting early next week.
The matter has to wait until then because of the run of four public holidays in Japan over the next few days, known as Golden Week.
Super Aguri are still preparing for the Turkish Grand Prix as normal, with the team going ahead with car and personnel travel to Istanbul as usual.