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    #11
    There are now 3 potential interested buyers of Honda's F1 operation. Well that is the good news on this. Sino kaya sila?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/moto...ne/7766092.stm

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    #12
    Honda is nowhere near competitive anyway so they won't be missed in F1.

    It would be alarming if it's any of the big three europeans who will pull out (Ferrari, McLaren and BMW).

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    #13
    People probably won't even notice that they're gone. :rofl:

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    And RB now has a very good reason to retire next season....

    Will he be going to pursue his singing career? Or, probably be starting to write his memoirs when he was at Ferrari?.....:naughty2:

    7101:hooray:

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    #15
    It looks like David Richards will be a strong candidate for a buyer. This is a good opportunity for anyone to get into F1 hassle free. Meron ng 2009 car, meron ng excellent facilities and the right people.

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    #17
    nice pic haha
    i think most people won't notice their absence
    miski nga ako hindi ko alam na may honda pala sa F1!
    ang panget nga lang tignan ng competition kapag umonti na lang mga manufacturers na naglalaban laban
    kasi parang brand vs other brands tingin ko pag racing ng iba't ibagn manufacturers e

    david richards?? yung team principal ng subaru wrt bibili? whoah! what the hell was he thinking? (kung siya nga yun)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burai View Post
    david richards?? yung team principal ng subaru wrt bibili? whoah! what the hell was he thinking? (kung siya nga yun)
    He used to be the team principal for BAR, before it became Honda.

    David Richards is believed to be perhaps the most serious of the prospective buyers of Honda's Formula One team.

    As alluded to by Honda figures as well as F1 powerbrokers Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley, there is already interest in the team which on Friday was put on the market by the struggling Japanese carmaker Honda.

    To boost the chances of a sale, Honda has offered to bear the team's outstanding debts, and offer for sale the excellent facilities of the Brackley-based squad for a nominal fee as low as $1.

    The successful buyer would have to convince Honda that it could safeguard the future of the team, even if many of the 700 employees would be retrenched as the annual budget is slashed from its current $300 million to as little as $70m.

    The British newspaper The Daily Telegraph said the most serious buyer, believed to be Prodrive chief David Richards, could be in a position to seal the deal by the end of this weekend.

    56-year-old Richards is no stranger to the team, having been brought in to run its previous BAR incarnation in 2001.

    Prodrive was slated to join the F1 grid in 2008, but Richards pulled out because his plans involved running a controversial McLaren-Mercedes customer package.

    Honda driver Jenson Button, who has been very loyal to the team, is rumoured to be preparing for a test drive with Scuderia Toro Rosso next week - a team which parent company Red Bull has also put on the market.

    However, due to Richards' known preference for Button during the BAR days, a quick purchase of the Honda team might convince Button to stay on.

    D.B. CAPSIS International
    Source: GMM
    http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headline...06151824.shtml
    Last edited by Monseratto; December 8th, 2008 at 08:29 AM.

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    #19

    Hard times indeed. A lot of vehicles are left under the sun in the US market.... Only a few are buying them......

    7101:hooray:

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    so its really richards the team principal of my fave swrt then..

    ano yung bar?

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