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Honda: a one-off or the first of many?

Did Honda drop its F1 team because it was performing too poorly to be worth keeping? Or are car manufacturers going to begin cutting their F1 teams, irrespective of how well they’re doing, to save money?

Ultimate 2008 F1 gifts guide: Clothes

Kit yourself out in F1 team colours. Here?s a selection of some of the more eye-catching items from the teams? merchandise lines.

Honda: 2006-2008 in pictures

Pictures

Honda’s attempted return to Formula 1 racing as a full constructor lasted exactly 53 races. In that time it ascended to the top step of the podium and then plunged to the back of the field once again. After two seasons in the doldrums many expected the team to get back on its feet in […]

F1 links: More Honda fall-out

Scuderia Toro Rosso make approach for Jenson Button "Jenson Button was thrown a potential career lifeline today when it emerged that an approach had been made to him by Scuderia Toro Rosso, one of the few teams to have a vacant slot left for next season." (Thanks Andy for the link) Honda BSB plans secure […]

Sky news interview with me on Honda (with thanks to Sidepodcast)

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I’ve been back on Sky News tonight talking about the fall-out from Honda’s F1 withdrawal: This video was very kindly encoded and uploaded by the Sidepodcast team (subscribe here) so big thanks to them.

Ultimate 2008 F1 gifts guide: Books

Where you’re after a new biography of Lewis Hamilton with all the 2008 bits in, a quality F1 book for a fan, or just a good old-fashioned hardback to curl up with on the sofa, this comprehensive guide to the best in new and recent F1 books will help yu pick the right title.

The official announcement from Honda and the FIA’s response in full

2009 F1 season

Honda president and CEO Takeo Fukui has officially announced the withdrawal of Honda from Formula One.

Will another F1 team quit before 2009?

Following the news of Honda’s decision to quit F1, the question now is whether other car manufacturers or other Formula 1 teams will follow suit. Will another team quit F1 before the new season begins on March 27th, 2009?

How will Honda quitting affect F1?

It now seems inevitable that Honda will announce in a few hours’ time that it is going to sell its F1 team or close it. F1 could be left with only nine teams, drivers will be left without seats, and the continued participation of other manufacturers may be in doubt. How will Honda’s departure affect […]

Speculation around Honda’s F1 future (Update: Honda to sell team or quit)

Pitpass and GrandPrix.com are questioning the future of Honda’s F1 team and suggesting it could be sold or pulled out of F1. Is this just speculation during a slow time for Formula 1 or is Honda about to become F1’s first victim of the financial downturn?