Super Aguri SA06
|Chassis||Moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb composite construction incorporating front and side composite impact structures. Integral roll protection structures. Fully enclosed fuel cell|
|Suspension (front)||Wishbones, pushrod operated torsion bars and dampers. Mechanical anti-roll bar|
|Suspension (rear)||Wishbones, pushrod operated coil springs and dampers. Mechanical anti-roll bar|
|Length||4,666 mm (184 in)|
|Width||1,800 mm (71 in)|
|Height||950 mm (37 in)|
|Wheelbase||3,100 mm (122 in)|
|Engine||Honda RA806-E 2.4 L (146 cu in) V8 (90°). Naturally-aspirated, mid-mounted.|
|Transmission||Super Aguri 7 forward speeds + 1 reverse semi-automatic|
|Weight||600 kg (1,323 lb) (including driver and camera)|
|Brakes||AP Racing calipers, Hitco material|
BBS wheels (front and rear)
|Notable entrants||Super Aguri F1 Team|
|Notable drivers||22. Takuma Sato|
23. Sakon Yamamoto
|Debut||2006 German Grand Prix|
The Super Aguri SA06 was the car with which the Super Aguri team competed in the latter part of the 2006 Formula One season. It was driven by Takuma Sato, who drove for the team throughout the year, and rookie campatriot Sakon Yamamoto, whose début at the German GP coincided with that of the new car.
The car was a development of the SA05, which in turn was a development of the Arrows A23 chassis from 2002. It featured revised aerodynamics, suspension and a new quick-shift gearbox, and proved a worthwhile improvement in performance. A new livery with more red was also used. This culminated with a fine display at the Brazilian GP, where Sato finished 10th out of 16 finishers, and he and Yamamoto set ninth- and seventh-fastest laps of the race respectively.
Despite this effort, the team were unclassified in the Constructors' Championship, with no points. The car was followed by the SA07. However, the SA06 would still be used: on January 15, 2007, retired F1 drivers Aguri Suzuki (the team owner), Martin Brundle and Christian Danner all drove the car at Silverstone.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)
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