Mosley concerned about Aguri's survival
30 January 2008 – FIA President Max Mosley doubts we will see the Super Aguri Formula 1 team at the grid for the final race in the 2008 season. Mosley believes the team is having difficulties to survive and participate in F1 races until the end of the season.
The Japanese team already had to skip last week's three-day test in Valencia because of financial problems according to rumours. "I think it's difficult for those teams not directly connected to a manufacturer, and who don't have substantial private backing," Mosley told PA Sport, "Somebody has to put the money up, but then I wrote to the teams telling them not to rely on handouts from billionaires because it is just not viable.
"As far as we are concerned, they are a normal team perfectly entitled to race," Mosley continued saying, "They're entered into this year's championship, and we expect to see them in Melbourne. I wouldn't like to stake my life on that. I think so, but you can't be certain. Beyond this season, though, is another matter - but, then, the same applies to all teams at present as there is no Concorde Agreement in place."