SEPTEMBER 14, 2007

Four bidders for Super Aguri

Sources in the Formula 1 paddock say that there are four bidders for shares in Super Aguri F1. These are believed to be the South African wheeler-dealer Tony Teixiera; Dutch billionaire Marcel Boekhoorn; Spain's Alejandro Agag and a fourth mysterious buyer who is believed to be from Asia.

The team has a contract to continue working with Honda and it is anticipated that the this will continue next year with the team using the same machinery than the Honda works team - if there is money to pay for it. The team says that it hopes to have the same drivers next year but this may depend on who buys into the operation. Aguri Suzuki continues to search for backing to keep the team as it is but landing sponsorship in Japan at the moment is not easy.