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Looks like Super Aguri is out. Guess they couldn't find a sponsor / buyer for the team. :popcorn:

Maybe if we get a collection going, we can buy the team. Then we could all take the cars our for spins. Anyone know how much the rest of the season would cost? Kinda sucks b/c they were doing better and it's fun to route for an underdog.
 

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Sucks because they had an agreement to buy ChaseCams for the team. :sad:
 

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Lately they'd been one of my favorite teams, the underdog on a limited budget that does surprisingly well. Too bad it didn't work out for them.
 

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I always enjoyed their enthusiasm and they really were doing better. I got a kick out of the times they placed higher than the factory team. David Hobbs will be bummed-he loved saying their name. I thought the new regs were supposed to make F1 "more affordable" this year...

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i was not really a big fan, but it sucks to see them drop out in the middle of the season

Lotus should get back in F1 and buy them
+1 on Lotus getting back into F1.
 

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bummer. i believe one of the commentators said it cost close to $2 million just to run one race weekend. i'm sure the frontrunners spend far, far more.

it would be great if lotus bought the team and made a spectacular return to F1. where is VW/Proton when you need them!
 

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who's Super Aguri? I thought the only teams in F1 were Mclaren, Ferrari, BMW and Renault? :shrug:
don't forget williams, toyota, honda, toro rosso, red bull, and jordan/midlands/spyker/force india/whatever they're called this week!!!
 

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give me one system at the F1 team price and i will buy it.
I will even put your company name on my car.............likely more than they wwere going to do, No?

Happy to make a deal with you for sticker space (and yes, no F1 team is giving me sticker space)... but surprise... every F1 team has paid full price. McLaren, Renault, Red Bull. :)
 

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However... we do get space on other cars. Grand Am for example.

<img src="http://www.sdsolo.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=162&stc=1&d=1210031643">

Bill Auberlen, Alex Job Racing, Turner Motorsports

Now we just need bigger stickers. :)

 

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I believe the Lotus F1 team and rights is owned by James Hunt's brother. He bought it back when the team went into receivership.

I dont believe you can go anywhere in F1 with the Lotus name without compensating ....I think it is David...Hunt.

That has been the big hurtle. But...remember, Colin Chapman was the soul and brains of the F1 team. It would take a hell of a leader and visionary to take his place and put Lotus on top again.

If Toyota and Honda with all its money cant do it...I dont think Lotus under anybodys ownership would have a chance.
 
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