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Last Updated: Saturday, 9 February 2008, 09:29 GMT
Super Aguri seeking new investors
Aguri Suzuki
Suzuki's team debuted at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix
Formula One minnows Super Aguri are in talks with new investors to avert a potential financial crisis.

The Japanese outfit has struggled to find enough funding since ex-F1 driver Aguri Suzuki founded the team in 2005.

Suzuki said: "There are many things to be resolved at all levels. But we will be alright, we will never disappear."

Suzuki also confirmed his Honda-backed outfit intends to retain Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson as his team's drivers for the 2008 season.

An Indian consortium, led by the Spice Group telecom company, last week said it was interested in buying into Super Aguri on condition that Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan be put in the cockpit this year.

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Karthikeyan, 30, became India's first F1 driver with Jordan in 2005. He tested for Williams in the past two years but his contract was not renewed.

The website of the American broadcaster Speed TV also reported rumours that an unidentified Russian consortium had emerged as a potential investor in Super Aguri.

And it was claimed last week that Spanish businessman Alejandro Agag had bought as much as 50% of the team, which is based in Leafield, England, but this has also been denied.

Suzuki said: "We are holding talks with a few companies not mentioned before.

"I don't think we will have a contract with any of the rumoured ones. We have had talks with them but various factors have cropped up."



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