Honda-The Power of Dreams
2006 Honda F1 World Championship Structure

TOKYO, Japan, February 20, 2006 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced a new team structure for this season and will participate in the F1 World Championship Series as “Honda Racing F1 Team.” In addition, in the role of engine supplier, Honda will supply V8 engines to SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM.

Honda Racing F1 Team
Chief Executive Officer : Nick Fry
Executive Advisor : Yasuhiro Wada
Senior Advisor : Otmar Szafnauer

Technical Director : Geoffrey Willis
Senior Advisor : Yosuke Sekino

Sporting Director : Gil de Ferran
Senior Advisor : Shuhei Nakamoto

Driver : Rubens Barrichello
  : Jenson Button
third driver : Anthony Davidson

Location : Brackley Northants, UK


Honda Racing Development Ltd.
President : Yasuhiro Wada
Vice President : Otmar Szafnauer
Technical Director : Yosuke Sekino
Engineering Director : Shuhei Nakamoto

Location : Bracknell Berkshire, UK
Role : Serve as the front line of Honda’s F1 race activities
  - provide technical feedback to Honda R&D Center., Ltd. Tochigi R&D Center
  - engine development support, maintenance etc.


Engine
Name : Honda RA806E
Displacement : 2.4 litres
Configuration : V8, naturally aspirated
Engineering Director : Geoffrey Willis
Engine Features : Engine performance far surpasses last year’s - high revolutions, highdisplacement (per liter comparison). Minimum weight, size (bore, pitch), etc. have been achieved within the parameters specified in the new regulations and Honda’s technology has brought forth improved engine performance, reliability and chassis packaging.


Chassis
Name : Honda RA106
Chassis Features : Aerodynamic performance has been greatly improved and ample downforce has been preserved while realizing a reduction in drag. Due to the unified design of the chassis and transmission package, superior performance has been achieved in all drive related fields.


SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM
Team Principal : Aguri Suzuki
Managing Director : Daniel Audetto
Chief Operating Officer : Kevin Lee
Chief Technical Officer : Mark Preston
Driver : Takuma Sato
  : Yuji Ide

Location : Langley, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 9EF UK


Comment from Hiroshi Oshima, Operating Officer, Corporate Communications and Motor Sports, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.:
“This season, we at Honda - the local factory and R&D Center - have become one and we will participate in the F1 World Championship Series as Honda Racing F1 Team. Our unified staff also has a renewed spirit we will put forth our utmost effort in our aim for victory. Starting from the opening race, we will come out on the attack each and every race, so expect some exciting racing! We will also supply V8 engines and support to SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM. Having overcoming various obstacles, they will mount their F1 challenge as a Japanese team and we ask that you please extend your support to this independent team.”