Super Aguri passes crash test


Super Aguri's plan to be on the grid for Bahrain, albeit with a 2002 car, has taken another step forward with the news that the SA05 - previously the Arrows A23 - has completed further crash tests.

The (mandatory) FIA test has become more stringent since the A23 was designed, and consequently improvements were required.

The Leafield based outfit, which only had its entry in the 2006 Formula One World Championship confirmed two weeks ago, only has to pass one further test before the SA05 gets the 'green light' for Bahrain.

A spokeswoman for the team has confirmed to Pitpass: "The SA05 monocoque and associated structures has passed the FIA mandatory homologation tests, both static and dynamic."

She also said that drivers for the forthcoming test at Barcelona will be named "soon".

Meanwhile, talking to the Italian media, Super Aguri's Managing Director, Daniele Audetto, has said that following the modifications made to the A23 in order that it can pass the various tests will mean that it bears little resemblance to the original car.

"To conform with the new regulations the bodywork has had to be completely revised," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Published: 08/02/2006
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