Formula One World Championship 2008
March 10, 2008 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it will continue its participation in the Formula One World Championship again this year, as the Honda Racing F1 Team. Honda will also provide the SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM with engines, parts, and support as a technical partner.
|Team Principal:||Ross Brawn|
|Chief Executive Officer:||Nick Fry|
|Deputy Managing Director:||Shuhei Nakamoto|
|Location:||Brackley, Northamptonshire, UK|
|Team Principal:||Aguri Suzuki|
|Location:||Langley, Witney, Oxfordshire, UK|
|Type:||2.4 L V8, naturally aspirated|
|Features:||The engine has been further optimized with the introduction of the regulation ECU and the elimination of traction control following the 2008 revisions to the FIA regulations. The engine achieves a high-level balance of reliability and improved drivability thanks to its flat torque characteristics.|
|Location:||Bracknell, Berkshire, UK|
|Description of activities:||Engine development support and maintenance, providing technical feedback to Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Tochigi R&D Center, etc.|
"This season, the Honda Racing F1 Team has reinforced its development operations and has also firmly solidified the racing team's foundation based on close cooperation between the local team and the Tochigi R&D Center in Japan.
We expect fierce competition again this season, but we will race aggressively right from the season opener, so that we can meet the expectations of our fans. Also, regarding the SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM, we are very pleased at the decision to participate, having received such warm encouragement and expressions of support from so many people.
I hope we can count on your continuing support for both teams."