Zurich Gnome

The journal of a Swiss-based motor-racing enthusiast.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Miles ahead

If you'd asked me at the beginning of the season which team would have completed most laps at race weekends after three races, there's one team I wouldn't have mentioned; Super Aguri. Aguri Honda, as they are listed by the FIA on the results sheets, have though achieved this astounding feat. Totting up more laps than even Renault, the boys from Leafield have done a fantastic job to get the cars to three flyaway races, let alone have them finish. It makes me wonder what might have been if the Arrows team had had a reasonable budget to run the cars in 2003. All credit to the designers.

Less welcoming news is that Fosters are withdrawing from F1. This may well be due to the fact that the famous brand has been sold to Scottish and Newcastle Breweries, but it's a big sponsor to lose and that is rarely good news. Mind you, considering that we always say that the only way to limit F1 spending is to restrict the cash available, it might just turn out to be a good thing.


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