Honda hoping for change of fortune in Turkey

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/8/6635.html --- After the disappointment of Hungary, Honda are looking to bounce back in this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix. Despite no track testing since the last round, their RA107 machine has undergone an intensive programme of factory-based development. As a result, the Japanese team head to Istanbul with some much-needed improvements which they hope will ensure they avoid a repeat of their Hungaroring outing, where Jenson Button...Read Full Story

Honda promises Turkey turnaround

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40362 --- Honda has promised to improve its performance in the Turkish Grand Prix next week after its woeful showing in Hungary. Rubens Barrichello finished last of the runners behind Adrian Sutil's Spyker, while Jenson Button retired. But the team'ss senior technical director Shuhei Nakamoto has promised there will be no repeat in Istanbul "We have been working very hard at the factory during the three-week break since the...Read Full Story

Barrichello reveals wind tunnel woes at Honda

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/8/6624.html --- Honda’s Rubens Barrichello has revealed that the Japanese team’s poor performance this season may have stemmed from an incorrectly calibrated wind tunnel. Barrichello, who is yet to score a point in 2007, is hopeful that the squad will see better results within the next month. The Brazilian recently visited Honda’s UK headquarters in Brackley and met up with new technical signings, ex-Williams chief aerodynamicist Loic...Read Full Story

Exodus at Honda?

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Further to reports elsewhere, Pitpass can confirm that according to its sources, at a time when Honda is welcoming a number of new technical signings, including Loic Bigois from Williams, John Owen (BMW) and Peter Coysh (McLaren), a number of current employees are leaving the team.According to Pitpass' sources the departures include Composite Production Manager Paul Field, who we understand is heading to Red Bull. It is almost certain that this will lead to Operation Manager Gary Savage...Read Full Story

Honda: we have a huge amount of work to do

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/8/6604.html --- Honda admitted that there was nothing more their drivers could have done after the team suffered their worst result of the season in Hungary on Sunday. Rubens Barrichello finished last, two laps down on the leaders, whilst Jenson Button retired with mechanical problems halfway through the race. It followed an equally difficult qualifying session for the Japanese squad, with neither Button nor Barrichello making it past...Read Full Story