Canadian GP: Honda preview

The Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal will once again be one of Honda's most high-profile races of the year as Honda Canada gears up to promote the involvement of the Japanese manufacturer in Formula One and its partner teams, Lucky Strike B.A.R...

The Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal will once again be one of Honda's most high-profile races of the year as Honda Canada gears up to promote the involvement of the Japanese manufacturer in Formula One and its partner teams, Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda and DHL Jordan Honda. For the third year running, Honda will be at the heart of the Crescent Street Festival, the central activity of the race weekend celebrations in downtown Montreal surrounding the 2002 Canadian Grand Prix.

Honda Canada will be hosting a main feature of the Crescent Street Festival on Friday 7 June in the lead-up to the race, a public charity auction in an effort to raise over $50,000 for the Montreal Rehabilitation Institute, a short-term hospital specialising in physical rehabilitation. The auction will be held from 5.30pm to 6.15pm on Crescent Street itself, as part of the festivities surrounding the Grand Prix. Honda is supporting the innovative institute for the third consecutive year, aligning its reputation as a provider of technically enhanced mobility with the aims and work of the organisation.

A wide range of special Honda Formula One items to entice F1 fans will be up for bids from the public at the event. Chief among these, two limited edition Honda scooters sporting the Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda and DHL Jordan Honda liveries respectively headline the collection, together with a VIP trip to the British Grand Prix and a rare factory tours package of both Honda-powered teams' headquarters in the UK. Completing this leading line-up of auction lots are much sought-after autographed helmets from each of the four 2002 Honda-powered drivers, while a nosecone from last year's B.A.R Honda 003 F1 car also goes under the hammer.

Shuhei Nakamoto Race and Test Team Manager, Honda Racing Development

"Following the tests at Paul Ricard and Silverstone last week with the next step engine which we had planned to use in qualifying at the Canadian Grand Prix, we've decided to carry out additional testing before the final implementation. We will race in Canada with a further developed engine with increased performance based on the engine used for qualifying in Austria. We will continue with the development programme over the next couple of races and are optimistic for increased performance."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Shuhei Nakamoto
Teams Jordan