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 Post subject: Re: For crisis, Honda leaves F1
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2009, 00:15  
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http://www.pitpass.com/fes_php/pitpass_ ... t_id=37065

Pitpass are claiming that virgin may be in a joint deal with Prodrive, and that the Honda transporters have been spotted heading for dover
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 Post subject: Re: For crisis, Honda leaves F1
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2009, 11:23  
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I hope that barrichello stay in Honda...

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 Post subject: Re: For crisis, Honda leaves F1
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2009, 22:14  
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They should get sponsored by Apple.
They only have one Button :D

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 Post subject: Re: For crisis, Honda leaves F1
PostPosted: 20 Feb 2009, 17:59  
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Honda: Team may still have to be disbanded
Friday 20th February 2009

Despite reports of a proposed bid for the Honda Racing team by Richard Branson, the big bosses in Japan have warned that the team could yet to be disbanded.

Honda are currently negotiating the sale of their F1 team with two known parties, Branson's Virgin Group and the existing Honda Racing management led by CEO Nick Fry and team boss Ross Brawn.

However, with the previous deadline of January 31st having already passed, time is fast running out for the F1 team.

Reports claims that a new deadline of 1st March has now been set and, should Honda fail to find a buyer before then, the company's bosses have warned that the team will be disbanded.

Honda spokesman Hiroyuki Murase told The Associated Press: "It's true that we are pursuing several potential buyers.

"But the team may still have to be disbanded if the negotiations fail."

Should that happen it would leave over 700 staff members, including F1 driver Jenson Button, unemployed.

http://www.planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3 ... 98,00.html
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 Post subject: Re: For crisis, Honda leaves F1
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2009, 11:50  
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a few Virgin quotes:
"Interested in F1"
"It's gotta be clear that Bernie is the boss"
"F1 has got to become green"
These were some quotes he told BBC (radio). He said the F1 has got to make some chance, before he's ready for this adventure...

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 Post subject: Re: For crisis, Honda leaves F1
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2009, 11:55  
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BBC TV actually Joost :n I watched the interview this morning live on TV. He seemed not to answer questions on it as he suggested they were in talks with Honda but weren't allowed to comment.

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 Post subject: Re: For crisis, Honda leaves F1
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2009, 12:00  
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Atleast its confirmation that Virgin are serious about buying Honda,and Branson would fit in F1 with his money,contacts and his history of success in various pursuits.
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 Post subject: Re: For crisis, Honda leaves F1
PostPosted: 23 Feb 2009, 16:26  
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Honda: Various offers but no serious buyer

http://www.planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3 ... 88,00.html
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 Post subject: Re: For crisis, Honda leaves F1
PostPosted: 25 Feb 2009, 22:14  
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Honda to start testing before a buy out has been reached.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73425

Pitpass.com has reported that a complete car with a Merc lump has been seen at the factory.
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PostPosted: 25 Feb 2009, 23:04  
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If they're testing,and have an engine deal it would mean we're almost certain to see them on the fird next year.According to the BBC Brawn and Fry have all but done a deal to buy the team.But I'm not convinced,we were told yesterday there were no serious buyers and all the speculation about Virgin or that telecommunications millionaire buying the team has been mostly false.Until they're testing I'm not at all convinced they'll be in F1 in 2009.
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 Post subject: Re: For crisis, Honda leaves F1
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2009, 08:07  
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“Team members have been told a deal is close and they should prepare to race in 2009.”

according to a Finnish newspaper, Fry is out and David Richards is in.
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 Post subject: Re: For crisis, Honda leaves F1
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2009, 10:19  
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iceman1 wrote:
“Team members have been told a deal is close and they should prepare to race in 2009.”

according to a Finnish newspaper, Fry is out and David Richards is in.

It's quite exciting news. I hope it will be revealed as soon as possible. I really want to see Ross in the paddock. That would be great however to include Michael into the team. A semi-dream team would be established.

Highly unlikely though, isn't it.

Edit: Oh my gush, or is it?
Schumacher invited to discuss Honda purchase

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PostPosted: 26 Feb 2009, 22:32  
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Schumacher invited to discuss Honda purchase

He didn't accepted, said his manager, Willi Weber.

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 Post subject: Re: For crisis, Honda leaves F1
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2009, 22:43  
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I'd love to see Brawn and Schumi run a team together with someone who can control the business side of things,that would be an awesome team.But I doubt we'll see that,and Schumi wouldn't accept Honda.He's only 2 years into his retirement,he's got a lot of things to do before the F1 bug bites him again.
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 Post subject: Re: For crisis, Honda leaves F1
PostPosted: 27 Feb 2009, 17:58  
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plus he is still under contract from Ferrari so he has no reason to go to Honda... plus he needs some free time to race on two wheels...lol
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