There is still no hard confirmation that struggling F1 team Super Aguri have sorted out their finances with the help of a new investor, but the rumours are getting more persistent.
The latest crop linked the team to British consultancy firm the Magma Group, which – allegedly, anyway – had introduced it to a likely-looking source of funds in the Middle East.
The question of whether Aguri Suzuki would retain his full share of the team was not answered, but 2007 drivers Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson would retain their seats for 2008.
With today being the day the team had to box up its cars and send them off to Australia for the season opener, the team itself has continued its policy of smiling confidently and promising to race in Melbourne, irrespective of its non-attendance at pre-season tests.
Managing director Daniel Audetto told autosport.com: “Everything is progressing in the right direction. The team are preparing the SA-08A to be ready for the Australian Grand Prix. They are working day and night, as has become a very established tradition in Super Aguri’s short but exciting existence.”
Fans increasingly look as if they might have cause to hope the future will be longer – and exciting only on the race track.