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CorporateJapanOctober 26, 1999
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Today Announced its Formula One Organizational Structure for the Upcoming 2000 Season.

Tokyo, October 26, 1999 --- As previously announced, Honda will participate in the Formula One (F1) races from next year as a joint collaboration with British American Racing. The new team will be officially called "British American Racing Honda."

Also today, Honda announced its newly developed F1 engine, codenamed "RA000E," which will power the team's racing machines in the 2000 season. The team is expected to commence actual track testing of the new power plant from December of this year.

Overview of the new team structure:

Team Name:
British American Racing Honda
Honda F1 R&D Project Leader: Takefumi Hosaka, Managing Director
Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Overview of Honda Racing Development, Ltd.
Technical Director:
Shoichi Tanaka
Kazutoshi Nishizawa
Bracknell, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Provide feedback on chassis technology to Honda R&D as well as to conduct engine maintenance and public relations
British American Racing
Rep. Chairman:
Vice Chairman:
Craig Pollock
Dr. Adrian Reynard
Brackley, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Jacques Villeneuve (Canadian, '97 Champion)
Ricardo Zonta (Brazilian)
Overview of 2000 Honda F1 Engine

Maximum power:

Honda RA000E
3.0 liters
V10, naturally aspirated
Over 800 ps

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