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Formula 1December 2, 2005

Plans for 2006 Formula One World Championship

TOKYO, Japan, December 2, 2005 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that "Honda Racing F1 Team" is the new name chosen by Honda for its Formula One team following the acquisition by Honda of the full 100% shareholding B·A·R Honda.

This news confirmed by the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship Entry List which was published yesterday.

Honda Racing F1 Team
Entry name: Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team
Chassis: Honda RA106
Engine:  Honda RA806E
Location: Brackley Northants, UK
Driver: Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) No. 11
Jenson Button (UK) No.12

Nick Fry, Chief Executive Officer, said:
"Over the past few weeks I have been delighted to observe the progress we have made in the transition to Honda ownership. The name change is perhaps the clearest manifestation of the fact that we are now all part of Honda.  It creates a focal point for the team culture going forward, and with an eye towards Honda’s proud heritage, the name reminds us all that we have the depth, determination and resource required to fulfill our racing ambitions."

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