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    Super Aguri fails crash test

    Found this on autosport.com:

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    Super Aguri forced to delay launch

    By Jonathan Noble Monday, January 22nd 2007, 17:36 GMT

    Super Aguri have been forced to delay the launch of their 2007 car after failing the initial crash test with their new challenger, autosport.com has learned.

    The SA07 is being manufactured out of Honda's R&D facility in Tochigi, but hopes of an first run early next month have been dashed because the monocoque failed the mandatory FIA crash test.

    There was a chance the new car could have been launched at the first Bahrain test next month, but it is now looking likely that the car will only run for the first time in late February.

    Super Aguri have set some impressive times in pre-season testing with their interim car, which bears a striking resemblance to Honda Racing's RA106.

    The team are planning to run a development version of that car after Honda Japan obtained the intellectual property rights to the design.

    Honda and Super Aguri will now set about working on modifications to the car so it will be strong enough to pass the crash test when it is submitted again.

    Cars cannot race if they have not passed the tough FIA tests before the start of the season.
    Way to go...
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    Would have been a cheap way to get rid of Taku-San.
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    Makes you wonder how loosely based the SA07 really will be off the RA106. Seeing as the 2002 Arrows was able to pass the 06 crash tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wouter Melissen
    Would have been a cheap way to get rid of Taku-San.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wouter Melissen
    Would have been a cheap way to get rid of Taku-San.
    So...?
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    Not directly related to the story, but its interesting that every chassis raced has gone through the crash tests. Not just one example of the monocoque, but every single chassis built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyperl
    Not directly related to the story, but its interesting that every chassis raced has gone through the crash tests. Not just one example of the monocoque, but every single chassis built.
    No all monocoques go through the STATIC load test as outlined in section 18 of the regs. ONLY a "reference" chassis is then taken to higher static loads and ultimately the dynamic strike tests as in sectoin 16.

    Full regs are at http://www.fia.com/resources/documen...EGULATIONS.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    No all monocoques go through the STATIC load test as outlined in section 18 of the regs.
    oh ok, thanks. the story I read wasnt that specific. I guess its not that interesting then

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    Maybe Yuji Ide put the hit out on Taku-San in hopes of getting his race seat back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyperl
    oh ok, thanks. the story I read wasnt that specific. I guess its not that interesting then
    Yeah, wouldn't be particularly safe to race the chassis' after a full on crash-test. They'd probably be fine but you'd like to err on the side of safety.
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