Honda Racing F1 team have launched their new 2007 car – the RA107 – at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. At the launch, team boss Nick Fry said the launch was to let the media have a ‘technical insight’ to the RA107 and that it was a ‘true international team effort’ to create the car.
Fry is confident that Honda can build on the success of last year and start to really challenge the top teams of Ferrari, Renault and McLaren. “This year we aim to build on the latter part of the 2006 season and successful pre-Christmas testing, during which we completed more testing than any other team,” Fry said.
“We intend to benefit from continuity of drivers and key personnel, combined with performance improvement designed into the new RA107 using our full-scale wind tunnel which was completed last season, to move closer to realising our World Championship ambitions.”
Fry also said he has confidence in both of his race drivers, as well as the test drivers James Rossiter and Christian Klien. “In Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello we have two of the most competitive and experienced drivers on the Formula 1 grid who work together well and play a pivotal role in team leadership and car development. Supporting them are Christian Klien and James Rossiter who have made an impressive start to winter testing, completing important development mileage and demonstrating a promising blend of speed, youth and driving experience.”
The new team livery has yet to be revealed, so the RA107 is currently sporting blakc and white testing colours until the official colours are revealed next month.