British newspaper The Times has said that Honda will be scrapping it’s RA107 car after next month’s Monaco grand prix. This season so far, the car has performed well below par, at best, finishing a poor eleventh. In Malaysia, Rubens Barrichello qualified 19th – behind both Super Aguris which have an identical chassis and engine to Honda’s 2006 car.
Even if Honda to introduce a new car to the circuit at Montreal, it is unlikely that it will propel Honda to winning ways again, despite team boss Nick Fry stating at Sepang that their 2007 target is “more than one” race win.
Rumours in the F1 world say that Honda are also after Ross Brawn, a key player in Ferrari’s success over the years. It is also possible that Honda will be restructuring in the near future with personnel combined into one location – currently, Honda are split between Brackley (England) and Tochigi (Japan).