In the next month, Honda will be undergoing a senior management reshuffle which will see current F1 chairman Yasuhiro Wada leaving the team.
Wada has been with the team for 8 years, joining as general manager of the Sports Division. He joined the Formula 1 team in 2005 when Honda at a time when Honda were increasing their involvement with the then BAR team.
From April of this year, he will reassigned to the Public Relations Division as general manager at the Honda Motor company in Japan.
The reasons for his change of position are unknown although some have speculated that it is due to the poor performance of the Honda team in the last season and through this season s winter testing. With Ross Brawn recently arriving as team principal, the team are hoping to have a more successful 2008 season, although if winter testing is anything to go by, it appears 2008 will be another struggle.
“Wada san has spend the past eight years with Honda Performance Development in the US, Honda Racing Development in the UK, and Honda s Motor Sports Division at it s Tokyo Headquarters,â€ a spokesperson from the Honda Racing team began. “In keeping with the Honda Company philosophy which encourages rotation within the various areas of the Honda business, Keita Muramatsu will now move to the position of General Manager, Motor Sports Division.â€