[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][tov motorsports][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
Spied in Southern Europe! 11th gen Civic Type R
More.......................
American Honda reports June 2021 and 2nd quarter sales results
More.......................
Official PR Photos of the 2022 Civic Hatchback
More.......................
Honda is revealing the 2022 Civic Hatchback tonight live on YouTube
More.......................
Just hitting the dealer lots: 2021 Acura TLX Type S
More.......................
2022 MDX Type S Breaks Cover as Acura Race Team Departs for Pikes Peak Hill Climb
More.......................
All-New 2022 Civic Sedan Arrives at Honda Dealerships Today, Raising Compact Sedan Game
More.......................
American Honda reports May 2021 sales results
More.......................
ILX --> Re: spy shots of the new ILX?
Join Discussion......
Ridgeline - General Talk --> Honda Ridgeline/Passport/Pilot/MDX/TLX ZF 9AT
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: 11th Generation Honda Civic Reviews what happened to base models and base model pricing?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Tiger Eye MDX TYPE S: Spied
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: TLX Type S Vs Audi S4: Video
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: Another British NSX Review
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda & Acura EV Rumor
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2021 British Grand Prix - spoilers
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: GM Issues Second Recall In A Year For Chevy Bolt After Battery Fires
Join Discussion......
Civic --> 200 Civic Type R FK8's at one event
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 2022 WRX
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: CTR vs i30 N vs S3
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Fast Fords - Hubnut's Fairmont AU
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Honda to refuse lease buyouts to rivals
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: next FMC for Accord?
Join Discussion......
New American F1 Team backed by American Honda?
 Date: February 04, 2009 12:30
 Submitted by:  JMU R1
 Source: unknown
 Credibility Rating: N/A


The rumor of a new all-American team joining the Formula 1 championship has breezed in and out of the F1 paddock for over a year now but once again the rumor is heating up. Several F1 news sources are reporting that former Formula 1 engineer Ken Anderson is teaming up with Speed Channel pit reporter Peter Windsor to join the championship in 2010. Whispers of this new effort being linked to American Honda persist although there are significant barriers to that becoming a reality.

For one, Honda Performance Development has their plates full with supplying engines to the Indy Racing League and running Acura's LMP1 and LMP2 program in American Le Mans. Even with the recent dumbing down of the F1 technical regulations it would be a major undertaking for HPD to get involved in F1 at this point, especially in light of the global recession that has dried up motorsport funds across every major championship.

However, if American Honda was involved it would most likely be in the form of technical support. It's plausible that they could build engines for the new team and since engine development is frozen their only responsibility would be producing a supply of engines and providing as-needed technical support . Or American Honda could just be a sponsor of the new team

The other major possibility is that Ken Anderson could either purchase parts of the defunct Honda F1 operation or acquire it in full. On one hand this would save the fledgling team a lot of time and expense but it would run counter to their stated goal of an All-American operation (as HF1 is based in England).

Since the rumors point to a debut date of 2010, there may not be any confirmation of these rumors in the coming months. But with the current ongoing financial woes of the F1 World Championship, a new team cannot come soon enough for F1. And for heart-broken Honda F1 fans a team to root for would certainly be welcome.



http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73121


Last edited by JeffX on February 04, 2009 12:51

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  Good...Honda needs F1
DCPattie 8
  Acura F1?
rogazilla 1
  Impossible
timstr 4
  This makes no sence
brunobati 0
  New engine possible?
Craggarss 0
2022 Acura MDX Specs and Features
Read Article....................
2022 Honda Civic Design Story, a video by Honda
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX Advance
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX - Details and Cutaways
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2020 Chicago Auto Show
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2020 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
29