Articles tagged Takuma Sato

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In brief

* Richard Branson made a rare F1 appearance at Monza, as a guest of Force India. But it was nothing to do with a shared passion for F1 with fellow airline owner and team boss Vijay Mallya. In fact he was present because the team’s Dutch co-owner Michiel Mol has pre-booked a ticket on a Virgin space flight... * On race morning at Monza Max Mosley joined a number of veteran F1 personalities who...

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No more Super Aguri

Super Aguri closed its doors on May 6, just a few days before it was due to compete in the Turkish GP. The collapse of the team part-way through its third season left Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson without drives, and trimmed the F1 entry list to just 20 cars for the first time since 2005. In essence the team collapsed after Aguri Suzuki failed to find any substantial sponsorship. The team is...

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Mirabeau images

Wolf WR1, Lotus 49B, Maserati 250F and Alfa Romeo 8C - Monaco Grand Prix winners all. But how did they fare at this year's historique festival? David Malsher followed them while they followed the footsteps of Scheckter, Hill, Moss and Nuvolari Mike Littlewood appears a little pensive as he prepares to take Jody Scheckter's WR1 surfing around the Monaco puddles. With 480bhp under his right foot,...

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Suzuki F1 plan is back on again

Former grand prix driver Aguri Suzuki's dream of entering Formula One as a team boss is alive again after his plan received approval from the existing 10 squads. Suzuki's Super Agurl operation missed the FIA's deadline for entries for 2006, but Is reapplying after receivng a unanimous vote from the other teams. The Honda-powered team plans to start the year with modified Arrows A23 chassis, which...

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Buemi secures Toro Rosso deal

Red Bull protégé Sébastien Buemi will race for Scuderia Toro Rosso this year, although there is still no news about the identity of his team-mate. The Swiss was reserve driver for sister team Red Bull Racing last season, although he got very little running. He also finished only sixth in the GP2 series, driving for Christian Horner’s Arden team. He impressed when he tested for Toro Rosso after...

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Lunch with Eddie Jordan

He’s the racer-turned-team boss whose wheeling and dealing helped him scale the heights of Formula 1 – and bring a sense of fun to the grid It’s safe to assume that we will never again see the like of Jordan Grand Prix. As the financial and political qualifications for entry into Formula 1 become ever tougher, and the paddock becomes more and more serious and straight-faced, so the possibility of...

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Super Aguri is sold

The Super Aguri team announced just before the Australian Grand Prix that it has been sold to the Magma Group, the automotive consultancy run by former Ford Europe boss Martin Leach. Super Aguri has struggled to raise sponsorship in Japan, despite the high profile of both its founder Aguri Suzuki and driver Takuma Sato. Due to the lack of budget the team did hardly any winter testing. Honda had...

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Events of note

Goodwood Festival: It's a family affair With a central theme of 'Young Chargers, Old Masters', the greatest racing dynasties in the history of the sport will be celebrated during the 2004 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Every summer, Lord March and his team transform the grounds of Goodwood House into a glorious commemoration of everything that is wonderful about motorsport. Star names, star cars,...

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Modern Times

In the Barcelona paddock, the main topic of conversation wasn't the continuing domination of F1 by Michael Schumacher, the perceptibly widening gap between Ferrari and Williams, or the apparent lack of power produced by the engine that Mercedes and Ilmor have built for McLaren this year. It was Jordan's recent decision to get rid of almost 60 of its staff, starting with long-serving managing...

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Alonso heads F1 matadors to Goodwood

Formula One World Championship leader Fernando Alonso heads the list of superstars lined up for this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Spaniard, who took his third win on the trot after a thrilling battle with Michael Schumacher in the San Marino Grand Prix, will drive one of last year's Renault R24 F1 racers during the final day of the event, which takes place on June 24-26. Among the other...

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