Honda buys BAR F1 team

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    As expected, Honda will be buying the remaining stake in BAR later this year.

    Rinky dink link

    BAR Honda Site

    Also, Sato's comments are very interesting... that we might be seeing an 11th team on the grid from next season. :eek:
     
  2. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, they are really getting strong now, bring on japan :)
     
  3. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    I think we'll be seeing a new order in F1 in the coming years, Toyota Vs. Honda... :eek:
     
  4. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    It's looking more and more like Honda are considering running a 2nd F1 team next season. :eek:

    Rinky dink link
     
  5. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    With Honda stepping up and Toyota continuing its big committment to F1, the sport is definitely stronger.

    I really did not like the deliberate hobbling of Ferrari by the stupid rules changes (especially the one set-per-race tire rule :mad: ), but now that the title is more or less up for grabs between a few teams, I think people are more willing to open their wallets to mount a challenge.

    More teams would be a good thing...I really hope it happens. This could really make for interesting racing between Red bull 2, Midland and Honda 2 - even if they weren't competitive for the championship they would at least still be racing each other. I t would also make points more valuable.
     
  6. takao macrumors 68040

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    what i find even better are the rumours of coca-cola jumping in the sponsering as well..

    looks like the year 2006 gonna top this year in excitement pretty easily

    (sadly Porsche won't take the financial risk of the F1 ... because them re-entering would be perhaps the sweetest thing.. same with audi)
     
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    i wonder if the hondaII team will have bridgestones or michelins
     
  8. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    It's a shame that Audi and Porsche don't collaborate under the Auto Union brand, that'd be the mutts. :D
     
  9. takao macrumors 68040

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    well that would be a far strech perhaps as a "_new_ auto union"
    the historic one included the saxonian (sp?) car manufactures Audi, Horch (***** beautiful cars),Wanderer and DKW .. got re-founded after the war (now in Ingolstadt) and was even owned by Mercedes for some years untill they sold it to Volkswagen (and of course the later fusion with NSU)

    so i doubt somehow that Porsche, even with their rather loose connection to VW, will work together with Audi for racing under the name "Auto union" since Audi _is_ the Auto Union just with the name "Audi" slapped on by VW for brand recognition in '64
     
  10. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks for the history lesson, :) but I'm well aware of that fella. ;) :)

    Ferdinand was the chief monkey behind Auto Unions main success, that's why I think such a callaboration could work. It's difficult to imagine either brand ever entering F1 on it's own, however as a partnership... under an historically rich brand that has rich ties to each company then I think it could be possible and indeed successful.

    More so when you consider that Porsche are currently wanting a sizeable stake in VW.
     
  11. JupiterTwo macrumors 6502

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    I'm all for more cars of the grid, but I'm a little concerned now with Honda doing it. There's little doubt they'll be up at the front soon, so will this B team become a bit of a moveable road block? I hope they manage to keep it under control.

    On a slide aside, I did have a chuckle about these two B teams. With the RedBull and Honda being mid-pack, no-one's too worried. However wasn't it only a few years ago when everyone was up in arms that McLaren and Williams were discussing running a third car?
     
  12. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    At least it looks much more likely that Davidson will get a drive :D
     
  13. JupiterTwo macrumors 6502

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    I hope so - he deservers the chance, and I think having Sato as a team mate would be good too. It'd give Davidson the opp. to be the lead driver :p
     
  14. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    Yup! Sato sure needs to be (re-)shown the ropes...
    I think Trevor Carlin has something to do with this new team, after he left Jordan/Midland earlier this year.
     
  15. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    This is really good news for Honda and Toyota fans. Both companies work the technology they develop for their F1 vehicles into their regular vehicles. Success in this field means better performing cars down the line.
     

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