The financially embattled formula one team Super Aguri has been saved by a mystery investor, reports on Tuesday said. The German specialist magazine Auto Motor und Sport is claiming that the Honda backed outfit, run by former Japanese grand prix driver Aguri Suzuki, will make the trip to Melbourne for next weekend's season opener after reaching a deal with the rumoured buyer.

The publication said the deal, believed to be headed by a British company and a Middle Eastern sponsor, and possibly some German involvement, could be confirmed this week.

Auto Motor und Sport added that while Suzuki has relinquished his entire 100 per cent shareholding, he will still be the team boss and the outfit will not be renamed.

Additionally, Takuma Sato is reportedly assured his cockpit for 2008 and 2009, with his teammate this season to again be Anthony Davidson.

Honda is to remain as chassis and engine partner, with Super Aguri to race last year's works RA107 - mated with the rear end of the 2008 Honda - at the beginning of this season, Auto Motor und Sport continued.

Later in the year, meanwhile, the team will reportedly get its hands on the entire RA108.