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about BAR

British American Racing was a Formula One constructor that competed in the sport from 1999 to 2005. BAR began by acquiring Tyrrell, and used Supertec engines for their first year. Subsequently, they formed a partnership with Honda which lasted for the next six years.

The team was named after British American Tobacco plc (BAT), which owned and sponsored it in order to display its Lucky Strike and 555 brands. The headquarters were in Brackley, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom.

In mid-November 2004, Japanese car manufacturer Honda purchased 45% of the team, and in September 2005 purchased the remaining 55% share to become the sole owner. Consequently, BAR Honda became Honda Racing F1 Team for the 2006 Formula One season. BAT continued as title sponsor with the Lucky Strike brand but due to new tobacco advertising regulations worldwide, pulled its Lucky Strike sponsorship from Formula One entirely at the end of the 2006 season.


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1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,

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driver championships

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pole positions

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1 2004 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Jenson Button
2 2005 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Jenson Button

drivers who drove for BAR

# driver
1 Ricardo Zonta ZON
2 Jacques Villeneuve VIL
3 Mika Salo
4 Olivier Panis
5 Jenson Button BUT
6 Takuma Sato SAT
7 Anthony Davidson DAV

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Both Friday practice sessions have each been cut to one hour in 2021, instead of the usual 90 minutes each. FP1 was topped by Bottas, and teammate Lewis Hamilton was fastest in FP2 – which was faster than the morning session.<br>Spanish Grand Prix FP1 results: Bottas fastest from ...

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The Turns 10/11 sequence has been significantly altered ahead of this year's Spanish Grand Prix, a move made to improve safety that has been carried out in conjunction with the FIA and FIM.<br>Turn 10, at the end of the track's back straight, has returned to a similar layout to its original design – a longer, flowing left-hander that feeds directly into Turn 11 along the same curve, unlike the ...

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Kubica, Alfa’s 2021 reserve driver, has already driven its C41 car at the Barcelona track at a shakedown event ahead of pre-season testing. <br>Last month, Kubica also won the opening European Le Mans Series race of the 2021 season at the same venue, sharing an LMP2 ORECA 07-Gibson Louis Deletraz and Yifei Ye for the WRT squad. <br>Kubica will take over Kimi Raikkonen’s car for FP1 ...

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Allison announced recently that he will move in to a new position as chief technical officer in July, with technology director Mike Elliott stepping up to replace him.<br>While Allison has played an important role in helping Mercedes stay on top of F1 since he joined the outfit at the start of 2017, he has been clear for some time that he didn’t want to stay on beyond the ...

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The original Turn 10 at the Catalan circuit was a long left-hander which fed into the long right at the top of the hill at Turn 11.<br>However, F1 abandoned this version of the corner in 2004 in favour of a tighter sharp left in a bid to improve safety, while also using the universally disliked final chicane at Turns 14/15 instead of the old penultimate corner.<br>MotoGP continued to use the ...

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The modifications have been made prior to this weekend's race on the track's outer circuit, which includes the area where Grosjean crashed on the exit of Turn 3.<br>The most significant change is the addition of tyres and a conveyor belt to the barrier that the Frenchman's Haas made contact with, greatly reducing the chances of a repeat of the sort of impact that he suffered.<br>The concrete ...

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Gasly made it home in 13th, a place behind Kvyat, after both drivers struggled all day to find pace in the tricky conditions.<br>AlphaTauri’s hopes of challenging Ferrari for sixth place in the world championship also took a hit as the Maranello-based outfit logged 27 points with third and fourth places.<br>Gasly’s day started badly when the FIA launched an investigation after the team ...

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As per normal procedures, several lapped drivers were waved past by the safety car so they could unlap themselves and join the back of the queue during the Emilia Romagna GP at Imola.<br>Those drivers came across marshals who were still clearing the track following an earlier incident, kick-starting a debate about the procedure and the potential safety issues in such circumstances.<br><br>Read ...

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Although the Algarve circuit had not been expected to throw up many overtaking opportunities, the Portuguese Grand Prix turned into a thriller with a number of spectacular passes.<br>Furthermore, the layout gave the chance for a host of wheel-to-wheel battling that went on for several corners as drivers fought for position.<br>Ricciardo thinks two factors were at play on Sunday – the first being ...

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In a short tweet, accompanied with a video clip featuring the Spanish driver, Renault said: “It’s true [Alonso is testing]. Today. In Barcelona. At the wheel of the R.S.20.”<br>Two-time F1 champion Alonso will gain his initial on-circuit experience with the Renault package by running the current car for a filming or promotional day, with the usual 100km limit. The outing will be his first ...

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The former world champion is expected to drive the current car in what will be classed as a promotional or filming day, with 100kms of running allowed.<br>The team has not yet officially confirmed his Barcelona outing.<br>Asked after the Eifel GP if the test was happening, team boss Cyril Abiteboul said: "I'm sorry, I can't confirm or deny it."<br>A spokesperson for the Barcelona circuit told ...

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The Indonesian driver stopped on track on the final lap of the feature race, and had to be extricated from his car and taken to hospital. It later emerged that he had injured his back after what was reported to be a 45g impact with a kerb.<br>He was subsequently diagnosed with a spine fracture, but he was released from hospital that night. He missed Sunday’s sprint race and may also miss the ...

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Perez was ruled out of the British Grand Prix two weeks ago after he tested positive for COVID-19, forcing him to enter quarantine.<br>Despite completing the required isolation period, Perez remained positive for COVID-19 when tested ahead of the second Silverstone race, meaning he could not race in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.<br>Racing Point called on Nico Hulkenberg as a stand-in for both ...

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The AlphaTauri driver was pitched into a spin at the flat-out Maggots left-hander last weekend, and ended up having a big impact with the originally uncovered barrier on the outside of Becketts.<br>While it is an unusual place to crash, the FIA is taking no risks and, ahead of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, has begun installing extra protection as can be seen in the images.<br>In a note sent ...

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The Dutchman had shadowed eventual race winner Lewis Hamilton for much of the Red Bull Ring race, but fell away in the closing stages after he picked up damage when he ran over a kerb.<br>Red Bull was made aware instantly about the impact the front wing damage had on his performance, but it was only afterwards that it emerged the part had fouled up the critical bargeboard area too.<br>The front ...

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Ferrari announced last month that Sainz would be joining the team from 2021 on a multi-year deal, replacing four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.<br>It marks a step up to a front-running team for Sainz, who has spent the entirety of his F1 career racing with midfield outfits Toro Rosso, Renault and McLaren.<br>Barrichello raced for Ferrari between 2000 and 2005, and said that while Sainz may ...

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Rubens Barrichello may have spent much of his Ferrari career in the shadow of team-mate Michael Schumacher, but he occasionally got to enjoy a day in the sun.<br>Barrichello scored nine grand prix victories during his time with Ferrari. His charge from 18th on the grid to his first win at Hockenheim in 2000 naturally stands out, but his personal favourite came at Silverstone in 2003.<br>That ...

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The weekend did not prove to be much of a celebration though, as ahead of qualifying his engine had to be replaced and he was given a 10-place grid penalty.<br>Barrichello set the sixth best time o the grid but had to start from 16th. In the race he lacked pace due to blistering tyres and eventually came home a lonely ninth.<br>Despite that unmemorable weekend, Barrichello's career in F1 had ...

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The race was postponed from its original May 10 last month, at the same time that the Dutch and Monaco events were called off.<br>With the French GP now officially cancelled and both the Netherlands and Belgium potentially impacted by local regulations stopping major events until September 1, Barcelona is one of the few European venues readily available to immediately follow the opening rounds of ...

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Following his horrific FIA Formula 3000 crash at Brands Hatch in 1988, Herbert battled back to be fit enough to make his F1 debut just seven months later. After multiple surgeries on his feet and ankles to ward off the threat of amputation, and months of rehabilitation and physiotherapy, Herbert arrived in Brazil in 1989 ready to start the season with the Benetton team.<br>His long-time mentor ...

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Testing rarely shows the complete picture, seen most starkly in 2019 when Ferrari’s impressive performance in Barcelona was followed by an underwhelming start to the season.<br>Yet a look at the numbers supports the case for Mercedes once again being the team to beat in Melbourne after it topped every single area.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Bottas fastest as 2020 pre-season testing ends<br>Final ...

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