Super Aguri driver Anthony Davidson has said he is preparing for the next race in Turkey as normal despite the uncertainty over whether his team will make it to the grid or not. Super Aguri are still in talks with Honda over the future of the team after a deal with the Magma Group fell through earlier this month. The talks, which are being held in Tokyo tomorrow, are critical in the survival of Super Aguri as Honda will decide whether the team will continue in F1 or not.
Davidson has explained he is putting all the team problems to the back of his mind and is continuing to prepare as he would for any race. “You have to,â€ he began. “I have to do the training for Turkey – it’s a demanding circuit on the left-hand-side of the neck and body, so I have to get on and do that.
“And without finishing the race here (Barcelona) well, without even doing more than four laps it doesn’t really do much for your race fitness, so you have got to do as much as you can away from the circuit.
Meanwhile F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revealed his is not optimistic about the future of Super Aguri. “They don t look in very good shape,â€ he explained to Reuters. “I want them to stay I ve been helping them the last week.â€
At the last race meet, team owner Aguri Suzuki was unable to confirm that his team would make the grid for the Turkish Grand Prix in a fortnight.