Honda

Base: Brackley, UK
Team Principal: Ross Brawn
Drivers: J Button
  R Barrichello
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Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza
First Season: 1964
World Championships: 0
Highest race finish: 1 (x3)
Pole Positions: 2
Fastest Laps: 2
Honda
Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Honda Racing F1 Team in the post-race press conference.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, British Grand Prix, Race, Silverstone, England, Sunday, 6 July 2008

2008

Score eight more points than in 2007, but drop to ninth in the standings after a dismal season. Highlight is an unexpected third place for Rubens Barrichello in a rain-hit British Grand Prix. Team sold to Ross Brawn following Honda's withdrawal from Formula One at the end of the year.

Jenson Button (GBR) Honda RA107.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, United States Grand Prix, Practice Day, Indianapolis, USA, Friday, 15 June 2007

2007

Aerodynamic and reliability problems leave team with just six points from 17 races - 80 less than their 2006 tally. Only their innovative 'green' livery makes a splash. Ross Brawn appointed new team principal ahead of 2008 campaign.

Jenson Button (GBR) Honda Racing RA106 celebrates on the podium.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race, Budapest, Hungary, 6 August 2006

2006

After title success as engine suppliers in '80s and '90s, return as works team. Promising start, with pole at round three, but race pace fades mid season, prompting staff reshuffle. Strong recovery with Hungarian victory and fourth in final standings.

The ill-fated air-cooled V8 Honda RA302 worked on by Honda France mechanics for its race debut. Tragically the primarily magnesium based car crashed on lap three and burnt fiercely, killing its debutante pilot Ð the unfortunate Jo Schlesser (FRA). French Grand Prix, Rouen-les-Essarts, 7 July 1968. World ©  Phipps/Sutton.

1968

Two further podiums for John Surtees in France and US. Also scores Honda's maiden pole in Italy. Team bow out at end of season after Jo Schlesser is killed in innovative RA302 machine during French Grand Prix.

John Surtees (GBR) Honda RA273, 3rd place. Formula One World Championship, Rd1, South African Grand Prix, Kyalami, South Africa. 2 January 1967. World ©  Phipps/Sutton.

1967

Return to the podium when John Surtees finishes third at season opener in South Africa. Surtees goes on to take debut win for new RA300 car in Italy, helping team to fourth place in constructors' championship.

Honda made their debut in the 3-litre F1 era with their RA273, complete with its distinctive exhausts, driven by Richie Ginther (USA) - who crashed heavily on lap seventeen after a tyre failure. Italian Grand Prix Monza, 4 September 1966. World ©  Phipps/Sutton.

1966

Appear in just three races, as team work to adapt to new three-litre engine formula. Fourth place in Mexico their best result.

Dutch GP, Zandvoort, 18 July 1965 Ritchie Ginther(6th) Honda RA272. World © Phipps/Sutton

1965

Team base switches from Tokyo to Europe. Two-car entry in latter part of season. Score first Formula One point at Spa and maiden Grand Prix win in Mexico, both courtesy of American Richie Ginther.

Honda made their F1 debut with fellow debutante Ronnie Bucknum (USA) driving the RA271. He qualified last and spun on the 12th lap, but was classified in 13th place. German Grand Prix, Nurburgring, 2 August 1964. World © Phipps/Sutton

1964

Make Formula One debut with a single car in the German, Italian and US Grands Prix.

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