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.
Honda Racing F1 Team Outline
SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM Outline
| Team Principal:
|| Ross Brawn |
| Chief Executive Officer:
|| Nick Fry |
| Deputy Managing Director:
|| Shuhei Nakamoto |
|| Brackley, Northamptonshire, UK |
2008 Honda Formula One Engine
| Team Principal:
||Langley, Witney, Oxfordshire, UK|
Honda Racing Development Ltd. (HRD) Outline
|| Honda RA808E |
|| 2.4 L V8, naturally aspirated |
|| 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. |
Remarks Hiroshi Oshima, Operating Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Corporate Communications, Motor Sports)
||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."