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New Super Aguri breaks cover 19 Jul 2006

Takuma Sato (JPN) runs the Super Aguri F1 Team SA06 for the first time. Super Aguri F1 Team SA06 First Run, Silverstone, England, 19 July 2006. World ©  Bumstead/Sutton.

Super Aguri’s new car, the SA06, made its first public appearance on Wednesday when Takuma Sato carried out a shakedown test of the Honda-powered machine at Silverstone.

The SA06 will make its official race debut at the German Grand Prix on July 30 in the hands of Sato, along with new team mate Sakon Yamamoto - who also gets his maiden Formula One race outing at Hockenheim.

The car replaces the SA05 - a modified version of the 2002 Arrows A23 chassis - which Super Aguri used for the first 11 rounds of the season, the team’s first in Formula One racing following their last-minute entry to the 2006 championship.