|Surname||Super Aguri F1|
|Companies||Super Aguri Formula 1 Ltd.|
|Company headquarters||Leafield ( GB )|
|Team boss||Aguri Suzuki|
|First Grand Prix||Bahrain 2006|
|Last Grand Prix||Spain 2008|
|Constructors' championship||0 - best result: 9th ( 2007 )|
|Drivers World Championship||0 - best result: 17th ( 2007 )|
From 2006 to 2008 the racing team was active as the Super Aguri F1 Team in the Formula 1 World Championship . Suzuki acted as team principal for this engagement. Super Aguri was seen as its satellite team due to its close partnership with the factory team of automaker Honda . The racing team was based in the former Arrows factory in Leafield .
Two Japanese drivers were hired for the 2006 season : former BAR driver Takuma Satō and Formula 1 newcomer Yuji Ide . From the European Grand Prix , Ide was replaced by Franck Montagny , as the FIA advised the racing team not to use Ide as a Grand Prix driver because of very poor performance ("rolling chicane"). After the European Grand Prix, the FIA Ide withdrew the Formula 1 racing license ( super license ). From the German Grand Prix , the test driver Sakon Yamamoto , who was used for three races, took over the wheel of the second Super Aguri car.
The engines for the Super Aguri were supplied by Honda and the tires by Bridgestone . Due to the FIA regulations, according to which no chassis from a current competitor may be bought, modified Arrows A23 from 2002 under the designation SA05 , which were adapted to the new regulations , were initially used . They were originally acquired by former Minardi owner Paul Stoddart . The Australian bought the cars along with other equipment after Tom Walkinshaw's Arrows team was liquidated . From the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim , a further development of the SA05, the SA06, was used.
The team was only subsequently admitted to participate in the 2006 Formula 1 World Championship. The reason for this was that the necessary deposit of 48 million US dollars as a security deposit with the FIA was not made by December 1, 2005. Super Aguri was able to prove the sum to the FIA a short time later, but the violation of the deadline required the approval of all competing teams. At the end of December, MF1 Racing , the last of the ten remaining teams, also agreed. Above all, MF1 Racing feared financial losses, as only the top ten teams would receive a share of the revenues from Formula 1 marketing. On January 26, 2006, the official confirmation of the nomination by the FIA finally followed.
In 2007 the team started with the drivers Takuma Satō and Anthony Davidson . Test driver was James Rossiter . In the first race of the season, the Australian Grand Prix , Takuma Satō was able to achieve the team's best qualifying result with starting position ten. At the Spanish Grand Prix , Takuma Satō was able to get the team's first championship point through his eighth place. At the Canadian Grand Prix he even reached the sixth place. But these should remain the team's only point placements.
It was surprising that the team was at times better than Honda , the works team of the engine supplier, both in terms of lap times and world championship placement . In the end, the team finished ninth with four points, ahead of their direct rivals Spyker and McLaren-Mercedes . The latter team was stripped of all points after the espionage affair .
In the 2008 season , the team started with the same driver pairing. Both drivers retired in the first race. Due to the poor financial resources, the team was rarely able to take part in test drives. After the third Grand Prix of the season, negotiations with a potential investor (the British Magma Group ) failed , which seriously jeopardized participation in the Spanish Grand Prix. At the end of the day they took part, and again with some great success, as Hamilton fought for laps behind the Super Aguri in the third race until he finally got past. In the 2008 Spanish Grand Prix you drove solidly and without a single test kilometer.
After the Japanese trucks and their motorhome were denied access to the racetrack at the Turkish Grand Prix due to the tense situation, Aguri Suzuki announced the withdrawal of his team from Formula 1. According to press reports, the rescue of the team would apparently have been possible, but did not materialize due to a conflict of interests between Super Aguri and Honda. Honda apparently gave the negotiations with a new sponsor, the German Weigl Group, only low priority, as they only wanted to pay the debt in installments, while Magma would have been willing to repay the debt directly if a contract had been concluded.
FIA Formula E Championship
In 2014/15 the team entered the newly founded FIA Formula E championship under the name Amlin Aguri . Takuma Satō and Katherine Legge were hired as drivers. Satō only drove the first race for the team, Legge the first two. Then António Félix da Costa and Salvador Durán received the cockpits. Félix da Costa won the first ePrix for the racing team in Buenos Aires . At the London ePrix , Sakon Yamamoto replaced Félix da Costa, who was unable to compete in the two races due to a scheduling conflict with the DTM . After the first season in which the Aguri reached seventh place in the team ranking, the name sponsor Amlin separated from the team. In the second season they went under the name Team Aguri . Félix da Costa stayed with the team, but was represented by René Rast at the Berlin ePrix due to another scheduling conflict with the DTM . The second cockpit was given to Nathanaël Berthon , who was replaced by Durán after the third ePrix, who lost his cockpit to Ma Qinghua after three more races .
Even during the season, the team went through the sports marketing company SECA ( S ports E ntertainment C ontent A ctivation) in the possession of the Chinese corporation Chinese Media Capital over, team owner Aguri Suzuki left the team with immediate effect. From the 2016/17 season , the team will start under the name Techeetah Formula E Team .
Numbers and dates (Formula 1)
Statistics in Formula 1
|season||Team name||chassis||engine||tires||Grand Prix||Victories||Second||Third||Poles||nice Round||Points||World Cup rank|
|2006||Super Aguri Formula 1||Super Aguri SA05 / SA06||Honda 2.4 V8||B.||18th||-||-||-||-||-||-||11.|
|2007||Super Aguri Formula 1||Super Aguri SA07||Honda 2.4 V8||B.||17th||-||-||-||-||-||4th||9.|
|2008||Super Aguri F1 team||Super Aguri SA08||Honda 2.4 V8||B.||4th||-||-||-||-||-||-||11.|
All drivers of Super Aguri F1 Racing in Formula 1
|Surname||Years||Grand Prix||Points||Victories||Second||Third||Poles||SR||best WM-Pos.|
|Takuma Satō||2006-2008||39||4th||-||-||-||-||-||17th ( 2007 )|
|Anthony Davidson||2007-2008||21st||-||-||-||-||-||-||22. ( 2008 )|
|Sakon Yamamoto||2006||7th||-||-||-||-||-||-||26. ( 2006 )|
|Franck Montagny||2006||7th||-||-||-||-||-||-||27. ( 2006 )|
|Yūji Ide||2006||4th||-||-||-||-||-||-||25th ( 2006 )|
Results in Formula 1
|2006||SA05 / SA06||-||11.|
|T. Satō||22nd||12||13||DNF||8th||17th||6th||DNF||16||14th||DNF||15th||18th||16||15th||15 *||14th||12|
|green||-||Placement in the points|
|blue||-||Classified outside the point ranks|
|violet||DNF||Race not finished (did not finish)|
|red||DNQ||did not qualify|
|DNPQ||failed in pre-qualification (did not pre-qualify)|
|White||DNS||not at the start (did not start)|
|Light Blue||PO||only participated in the training (practiced only)|
|TD||Friday test driver|
|without||DNP||did not participate in the training (did not practice)|
|INJ||injured or sick|
|DNA||did not arrive|
|no participation in the World Cup|
|other||P / bold||Pole position|
|SR / italic||Fastest race lap|
|*||not at the finish,
but counted due to the distance covered
|underlined||Leader in the overall standings|
Numbers and dates (Formula E)
Statistics in Formula E.
|season||Team name||vehicle||tires||ePrix||Victories||Second||Third||Poles||nice Round||Points||World Cup rank|
All Amlin Aguri drivers in Formula E.
|António Félix da Costa||2014-2016||17th||79||1||-||-||-||-||8. ( 2014/15 )|
|Salvador Durán||2014-2016||11||13||-||-||-||-||-||21. ( 2014/15 )|
|Ma Qinghua||2016||4th||0||-||-||-||-||-||19. ( 2015/16 )|
|Nathanaël Berthon||2015||3||4th||-||-||-||-||-||17. ( 2015/16 )|
|Katherine Legge||2014||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||33. ( 2014/15 )|
|Sakon Yamamoto||2014||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||35th ( 2014/15 )|
|Takuma Satō||2014||1||2||-||-||-||-||1||24. ( 2014/15 )|
|René Rast||2016||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||23. ( 2015/16 )|
Individual results in the FIA Formula E Championship
|FIA Formula E Championship 2014/15||AT||PUT||PUN||BUE||MIA||LBH||MON||BER||MOS||LON||66||7th|
|António Félix da Costa||8th||DNF||1||6th||7th||9||11||7th|
|Sakon Yamamoto||DNF °||DNF|
|Katherine Legge||77||15 °||15 °|
|Salvador Durán||16 °||DSQ||10||DNF||DNF °||17th||6th||17th||8th|
|FIA Formula E Championship 2015/16||AT||PUT||PUN||BUE||MEX||LBH||PAR||BER||LON||32||8th.|
|António Félix da Costa||55||DNF||6th||6th||DNF||DNF||DNF||8th||6th||11|
|Salvador Durán||DNF||15 °||14th|
( Legend )
Overview of the current staff (Formula E)
|Area of responsibility||Surname|
|Regular driver||António Félix da Costa|
|Test driver||Takuma Satō|
|Team boss||Mark Preston|
|technical director||Peter McCool|
|Managing Director / Shareholder||Aguri Suzuki|
- "Super Aguri F1 Team receives permission to start" (Motorsport-total.com on January 26, 2006)
- "Super Aguri locked out in Istanbul" (Motorsport-total.com on May 4, 2008)
- "Super Aguri leaves the World Championship" (Motorsport-total.com on May 6, 2008)
- "Weigl thinks it's a shame: Politics has won" ( Memento of the original from May 7, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (Formel1.de on May 6, 2008)
- Markus Lüttgens: "Super Aguri: Comeback in Formula E". Motorsport-Total.com, November 1, 2013, accessed February 13, 2014 .
- Season two team names confirmed. (No longer available online.) FIAFormulaE.com, July 29, 2015, archived from the original on August 1, 2015 ; accessed on July 30, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.