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  • Honda Quits F1

    Honda will quit Formula One on Friday, BBC Sport understands.
    The Japanese company hopes to sell its team, which costs £200m a year to run, but is prepared to close the team early in 2009 if no buyer is found.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/moto...ne/7766092.stm

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  • #2
    wow. that'll be a blow wont it?

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    • #3
      I am not surprised, they have hardly been successful. I bet JB wishes he had gone to Willliams now.
      sigpic

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      • #4
        no more trips for me then
        sigpicAstra VXR Stage 2, 279.7bhp Petrol, 292.0 bhp LPG
        Zafira 222 BHP LPG (stage 1), 295 Petrol (stage 3)

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        • #5
          Not good news. I understand that formula 1 should be the pinnacle of racing, but if the sums of money needed are scaring big companies like Honda into quitting, then surely something needs to change.

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          • #6
            Getting rid of that orrible little Eccelstone would probably save a bit

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            • #7
              Didn't jeremy Clarkson quote it takes 200m to upgrade the f1 car to shave a second off the lap time. So if they are spending 200m on runing the team they wont have enough money to do the car = problem

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              • #8
                when I was working there I heard that it loses 180m a year but generates 500m a year profit for their car sales. Can only guess that their worldwide car sales have plummeted and so the sum no longer works
                sigpicAstra VXR Stage 2, 279.7bhp Petrol, 292.0 bhp LPG
                Zafira 222 BHP LPG (stage 1), 295 Petrol (stage 3)

                Need any stainless bolts for your rocker cover or anywhere else on your motor? PM for a good price

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                • #9
                  f1 is dying

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by johnny_VXR View Post
                    f1 is dying
                    costs are just too high tho, 100million bugets just crazy.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by zletsgo View Post
                      Getting rid of that orrible little Eccelstone would probably save a bit
                      max mosley, hes a waste of space

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