Honda Racing F1

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Full name Honda Racing F1 Team
Base Brackley, Northamptonshire,

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom

Team principal Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ross Brawn
2008 Formula One season
Race drivers Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jenson Button

Flag of Brazil.svg Rubens Barrichello

Chassis Honda RA108
Engine Honda RA808E V8
Tyres Bridgestone
Formula One World Championship Career
Debut 2006 Australian Grand Prix
Last race 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix
Races competed 53
Race victories 8
Pole positions 1
Podiums 4
2006 position 4th (86 points)
2007 position 8th (6 points)
2008 position 9th (14 points)

Honda Racing F1, was a Formula One motor racing team and constructor. Honda F1 originally started in 1964 and were in F1 until 1968 when after the death of one of their drivers, Honda decided to leave Formula 1. Then, in 2006 Honda bought British American Racing to who it already supplied Honda engines. With the partnership of former Ferrari driver Rubens Barrichello and former BAR driver Jenson Button, the 'new' Honda F1 team won its first, and only, race in 2006 when Jenson Button won the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix. Then in 2008 due to the recession, Honda announced they would leave F1. Not too long after, Ross Brawn bought out the team and renamed it Brawn GP, and ran the team in the 2009 season.[1]

History[change | edit source]

Tyrrell Racing → British American RacingHonda Racing F1Brawn GPMercedes GP

  1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/4841355/Honda-buy-out-gets-green-light.html