Honda Announces 2006 F1 World Championship Structure.
Honda Racing 2006 F1 Team
Chief Executive Officer Nick Fry Executive Advisor Yasuhiro Wada Senior Advisor Otmar Szafnauer Technical Directo 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.
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, high displacement (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.
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 achieved in all drive related fields.
SUPER AGURI FORMULA 1
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 FORMULA 1. 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."
About Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE: 7267)(NYSE: HMC)(LSE: HNDA.L) is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19 million customers annually. For more information, please visit http://world.honda.com.
Source: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
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