Super Aguri entry confirmed by FIA

The FIA confirmed on January 26th that it has accepted new team Super Aguri as the 11th entry in the 2006 championship. This means that the grid will comprise of 22 cars for the first time since Arrows folded towards the end of the 2002 ...

The FIA confirmed on January 26th that it has accepted new team Super Aguri as the 11th entry in the 2006 championship. This means that the grid will comprise of 22 cars for the first time since Arrows folded towards the end of the 2002 season.

"Following receipt of the necessary financial guarantee and with the unanimous support of the competing teams, the FIA has accepted the late entry of the Super Aguri F1 Team to the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship," said the brief statement.

Super Aguri is headed by former racer Aguri Suzuki. "I am thankful for the support we received from all of the other F1 teams and we look forward to seeing them soon," he said. "Our team members are doing their best to make sure that we are on the grid in Bahrain and I am confident that we will make it."

The team is backed by Honda, which will supply engines, but Suzuki previously said that Super Aguri will not be a Honda 'B' team. No drivers have been confirmed as yet but former BAR man Takuma Sato is thought to be a main contender for one race seat.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Aguri Suzuki
Teams Super Aguri F1