Honda Racing F1 facts for kids
|Full name||Honda Racing F1 Team|
|Team principal||Ross Brawn|
|2008 Formula One season|
|Race drivers||Jenson Button|
|Engine||Honda RA808E V8|
|Formula One World Championship Career|
|Debut||2006 Australian Grand Prix|
|Last race||2008 Brazilian Grand Prix|
|2006 position||4th (86 points)|
|2007 position||8th (6 points)|
|2008 position||9th (14 points)|
Honda Racing F1, was a Formula One motor racing team and constructor. Honda F1 originally started in 1964 and were in F1 until 1968 when after the death of one of their drivers, Honda decided to leave Formula 1. Then, in 2006 Honda bought British American Racing to who it already supplied Honda engines. With the partnership of former Ferrari driver Rubens Barrichello and former BAR driver Jenson Button, the 'new' Honda F1 team won its first, and only, race in 2006 when Jenson Button won the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix. Then in 2008 due to the recession, Honda announced they would leave F1. Not too long after, Ross Brawn bought out the team and renamed it Brawn GP, and ran the team in the 2009 season.
Images for kids
John Surtees and Yoshio Nakamura at the 1968 Dutch Grand Prix.
Rubens Barrichello driving for Honda at the 2006 Brazilian GP.
Rubens Barrichello driving the Honda RA107 at the 2007 British Grand Prix.
Rubens Barrichello driving the Honda RA108 at the 2008 Australian Grand Prix.
Honda RA005E Engine as supplied to BAR for 2005
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