• Dec 29, 2008
Have you heard the one about the former F1 team that gets bought by the Mexican billionaire? Yeah, well, we heard it, too, and it's completely untrue. Not only has Carlos Slim has not bought Honda, but a spokesman makes clear that "There is no deal for the Honda team. There is neither agreement nor negotiations."
Nevertheless, Honda says it is leaving the team in good shape and everything is still moving forward. Team chief Ross Brawn said "We have enough funding to get us through to Melbourne and we still have a competitive package." Brawn also said so many folks are snooping around that they've got to sort the jokers from the serious players. Cue Dave Richards...

[Source: Eurosport]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Im Mexico, December 28th its the equivalent of April 1st, so this was a joke.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I was just gonna say that...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Clearly this post is some sort of April Fool's-esque thing as well:

        Team chief Ross Brawn said "We have enough funding to get us through to Melbourne and we still have a competitive package."

        They still have a competitive package? Maybe they should have been using it last year instead of the one they were using? Possibly Honda might not be so anxious to bail if they had?
      • 7 Months Ago
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      • 6 Years Ago
      I assume this is big overseas, I don't know a single person who watches F1.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have to figure that after the astounding progress made by Red Bull/Toro Rosso throughout last season, that Honda, with its' engineering and history, would be a fabulous starting point for a privateer. I would liken it to Williams in their early days. Sure, they won't have the limitless chequebook, but Ross Brawn has shown that he is no slouch at innovation. This should be fun to watch- at least six teams with a real possibility at the podium on a weekly basis. Now, about those winglets....................................
      • 6 Years Ago
      C'mon David Richards...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Jorge,
      Thanks for pointing that out. I have now bookmarked the wiki. At least we don't have to worry about Rubens getting sacked for Bruno Senna.