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Formula 1August 17, 2005

Honda’s Comment Regarding B·A·R Honda Driver Contract with Rubens Barrichello for 2006 Season

August 17, 2005 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced its comment regarding B·A·R Honda driver contract with Rubens Barrichello for the 2006 season.

Rubens Barrichello

Rubens joins B·A·R Honda from Scuderia Ferrari where he has been part of the team which has won five Formula One Constructors’ World Championships in the last five years.

Since his F1 debut in 1993, Rubens has driven for Stewart Grand Prix, Jordan and Ferrari, and amassed 482 Drivers’ Championship points from his participation in 212 grands prix. Rubens has won nine races and has scored 61 podium positions.

Hiroshi Oshima, Operating Officer, Corporate Communications and Motor Sports, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
“We are delighted that Rubens Barrichello will be joining the B·A·R Honda team in its battle for the F1 World Championship from 2006. Winning the Championship is the ultimate objective of both Honda and B·A·R Honda. We have high expectations that by utilizing his rich experience, Rubens will achieve even greater results than he has thus far. Honda will continue its unrelenting efforts in the F1 racing challenge and we would like to ask for everyone’s continued support.”

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