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Pictoral Tribute – Honda 2000-2008

A pictoral tribute to Honda, some of their best (and worst) moments of their time between 2000 and 2008.

Honda start supplying engines to BAR, a team they would buy in 2006

Honda start supplying engines to BAR, a team they would buy in 2006

Veteran Olivier Panis driving for them in 2001 before defecting to arch rivals Toyota

Veteran Olivier Panis driving for them in 2001 before defecting to arch rivals Toyota

Honda started supplying Jordan with Honda badged engines, not just Mugen ones

Honda started supplying Jordan with Honda badged engines, not just Mugen ones

This led to Takuma Sato driving for Jordan in 2002

This led to Takuma Sato driving for Jordan in 2002

But Honda had to decide which team to support and they chose BAR

But Honda had to decide which team to support and they chose BAR

Villeneuve walked in 2003

Villeneuve walked in 2003

Leaving Sato to take over in Japan and finish 5th

Leaving Sato to take over in Japan and finish 5th

At Imola in 2004, Jenson Button scored his first pole position

At Imola in 2004, Jenson Button scored his first pole position

Just a year later at the same race, BAR Honda were disqualified and banned for 2 races

Just a year later at the same race, BAR Honda were disqualified and banned for 2 races

At the end of 2005 Honda bought out BAT and renamed the team Honda Racing for 2006

At the end of 2005 Honda bought out BAT and renamed the team Honda Racing for 2006

Rubens Barrichello left Ferrari for Honda and alongside Jenson Button created a feared pairing

Rubens Barrichello left Ferrari for Honda and alongside Jenson Button created a feared pairing

Jenson and Honda Finally Won!  Hungary 2006, the high point

Jenson and Honda Finally Won! Hungary 2006, the high point

At the end of 2006, Lucky Strike walked...

At the end of 2006, Lucky Strike walked...

...and Honda created the EarthDreams livery and concept

...and Honda created the EarthDreams livery and concept

Barrichello celebrated 257 Grand Prix making him the most experienced driver ever, but in truth scoring no points in 2007 and very few in 2008 wasnt good

Barrichello celebrated 257 Grand Prix making him the most experienced driver ever, but in truth scoring no points in 2007 and very few in 2008 wasn't good

The RA108 under the lights in Singapore, the team finished 9th in the constructors, its worst position since the bad times of BAR

The RA108 under the lights in Singapore, the team finished 9th in the constructors, its worst position since the bad times of BAR in 2000

After the final GP, Brazil 2008 one of the engines just gives up

After the final GP, Brazil 2008 one of the engines just gives up

Bruno Senna tested just a few weeks ago, but his hopes of a seat have gone

Bruno Senna tested just a few weeks ago, but his hopes of a seat have gone

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See ya!

See ya!

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2 responses

  1. ahh! a blogger came with tribute!!
    cool !
    bewteen good coverage of the honda moments. my best would be the burning of their engine in last GP 🙂

    December 6, 2008 at 7:52 am

  2. Thank you, yeah its a good one. My favourite is the quote on the side of the motorhomes I think, they couldn’t quite beat down the financial crisis though.

    December 6, 2008 at 1:37 pm

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