BMW WilliamsF1 FW22, Jenson Button, and BAR

BAR launched BAR 002 Honda The British American Racing team have unveiled the BAR 002 officialy, and in it's new for 2000 colour scheme, which is promoting the Lucky Strike brand of BAT. Craig Pollock said "Our distinctive new look shows that...

BAR launched BAR 002 Honda

The British American Racing team have unveiled the BAR 002 officialy, and in it's new for 2000 colour scheme, which is promoting the Lucky Strike brand of BAT.

Craig Pollock said "Our distinctive new look shows that the 2000 season marks a fresh start as we embark on a very exciting partnership with Honda. Working with a company that has such an engineering-led, results- oriented approach to everything it undertakes has had a really positive effect on everyone at Brackley. Enthusiasm is infectious, and when backed by knowledge, experience and a hunger for results, it's a very powerful combination."

Adrian Reynard: "Honda knows and understands motorsport extremely well, as we at Reynard are aware from our successful collaboration with them in Champ Car racing over the last five years. It therefore comes as no surprise that the partnership between British American Racing and Honda has settled down quickly with information flowing freely between the design and engineering staffs of the two organisations."

Reynard went on to explain the engineering situation at BAR. "We purposely pursued a policy of hiring young talent during the team's start-up phase. These were not necessarily individuals with previous Formula One or motorsport experience, but we felt it important to make a significant investment in such people, both for the sport generally and for the future success of the team in particular. They were necessarily on a very steep learning curve last year, but they have gained, and will continue to gain knowledge and experience that will stand them in extremely good stead. We want them to stay and grow with us, and share in the success the team hopes to achieve in the future."

WilliamsF1 launch FW22

The BMW WilliamsF1 team have launched the new Compaq sponsored FW22. Gavin Fisher said"The philosophy behind the FW22 has been one of intelligent design evolution rather than revolution, although our final championship position last year was somewhat short of what we hoped, there were specific performances which showed that the basic principles of the car were sound.

"We have therefore focused our efforts on identifying and correcting the problems which limited the WilliamsF1 FW21."

Button confirmed at Williams

The BMW WilliamsF1 team have confirmed that Jenson Button will be driving for the team in 2000. It also confirmed the worst kept secret in F1, when Compaq was unveiled as their primary sponsor in 2000.

-- Stephen M Baines http://www.motorsport.org.uk

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button
Teams Williams , British American Racing