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:
|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.
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
| Craig Pollock
Dr. Adrian Reynard
Brackley, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Jacques Villeneuve (Canadian, '97 Champion)
Ricardo Zonta (Brazilian)
|Overview of 2000 Honda F1 Engine
| Honda RA000E
V10, naturally aspirated
Over 800 ps