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Honda To Return to Formula 1 Racing

October 26, 1999

TOKYO (AP) _ Honda will return to Formula One racing next year in collaboration with British American Racing.

Hideki Hirate, a spokesman for Honda, said Tuesday that the Japanese automaker and BAR will develop the cars to be driven by Canadian Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 F1 champion, and Brazilian Ricardo Zonta.

Hirate said Honda has developed a chassis and an F1 engine which will power the team’s in 2000.

The team is expected to begin testing in December.

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