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BAR, F1 constructor

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15 (3.2%)
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227 (0.5 points per race avg)
98 (20.8%)
1999 Australian Grand Prix
2005 Chinese Grand Prix

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,

finishing positions

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driver championships

constructor championships

wins BAR

# event driver

pole positions BAR

# event driver
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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Mercedes topped the times at the Spanish Grand Prix venue with what was an early development phase package, an achievement that required significant ride height changes and metal floor stays not originally designed to be run nor considered legal under F1?s original technical rules to be added.
But Shovlin, Mercedes? director of trackside engineering, has revealed that although the team?s ...

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The AlphaTauri driver has been reprimanded with penalty points six times this season, taking his total to 10 - two shy of a race ban.
His most recent offence came during the Mexican Grand Prix, when the French racer was adjudged to have left the track and gained an advantage while battling Lance Stroll.
Under article 4.2 of the sporting regulations, should a driver accrue 12 points then ...

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F1 chiefs have been looking at ramping up security and working with promoters to eradicate the sexual harassment, homophobia and racism from some Dutch fans that were on display at the Red Bull Ring in July.
However, there have been ongoing incidents, with fans having been spotted burning Lewis Hamilton merchandise in Hungary this year.
Ahead of a sell-out 100,000 crowd at Zandvoort this ...

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Update: The FIA confirmed at 4:09pm that qualifying would begin at 4:25pm following the completion of repairs.
Qualifying was due to begin at Spa at 4pm local time, only for a crash at Fagnes to result in damage to the barrier on the left-hand side of the track just 35 minutes before F1 was set to hit the track again.
Fifteen minutes before the scheduled start of qualifying, race ...

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Zhou?s Alfa Romeo was launched over the tyre barriers at the opening corner of the Silverstone race, having been caught up in a multi-car accident involving Russell and AlphaTauri?s Pierre Gasly.
Having been tripped upside down and skipping across the ...

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Just three races ago, a package of changes introduced for the Barcelona race appeared to have transformed the pace of the W13.
The Mercedes had delivered its strongest form of the season and Hamilton's charge from the back to finish fifth left team boss Toto Wolff suggesting he had the fastest race car that day.
But any hopes that the Barcelona breakthrough signalled a turning point in ...

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Russell was also spotted in replays brushing the barrier on the right at the entry to the Swimming Pool chicane during a hectic qualifying session that saw him earn sixth place.
The chicane hit occurred towards the end of Q3, just before the red flag for the Sergio Perez/Carlos Sainz accident. Russell admitted that he was surprised to be able to continue the lap without problems.
"On my ...

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The four-time Formula 1 world champion had his bag stolen through a car window outside his hotel in Spain but soon after hopped on a scooter to chase it down.
Aston Martin driver Vettel did this by tracking his headphones, only to find they had been cast aside so that the thief could make their escape with the rest of the contents.
Speaking ahead of this weekend?s Monaco GP about the ...

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Four-time F1 world champion Vettel had his bag stolen through a car window, according to major Catalan publication El Periodico, from outside his hotel following Sunday?s Spanish Grand Prix.
But in an effort to try and track down his stolen bag using his scooter, Vettel used a GPS signal from the AirPods headphones that were in the bag using the Find my iPhone app to find out where they ...

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Kevin Magnussen qualified eighth in Barcelona less than a tenth behind Valtteri Bottas, whose Alfa Romeo team had brought a whole slew of upgrades to the Spanish round.
Teammate Mick Schumacher also made the Q3 shootout ? for the first time in his career ? qualifying 10th behind Magnussen and McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo.
Afterwards, Bottas expressed his confusion on how quick Haas was at ...

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Ferrari's points leader used his later soft tyre run to turn in a 1m19.772s and he ended the session just seven hundredths in front of his likely end-of-season title rival Verstappen.
But as Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez struggled to match their respective stablemates, the updated Mercedes W13 continued its impressive showing from Friday as George Russell returned third ahead of his seven-time ...

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Bottas parked at the side of the road at the end of the pit straight, limiting his experience of the team?s major update package to test runs in the earlier session and just one flying lap on the medium tyre in FP2.
The Ferrari power unit, which was used by Bottas in the early races of the season, cannot be used again, pushing him towards grid penalties later in the year.
In Imola, Bottas ...

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Aston Martin AMR22 detail
Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Aston Martin will introduce a significant upgrade package this weekend, mainly centered on a change in philosophy for the sidepods. In doing so the team needed to make changes to the internal makeup of the ancillaries too, with the radiators and coolers housed within the sidepods now more steeply angled than they have been so far this ...

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Ferrari?s Carlos Sainz crashed at the exit of Turn 13 during second practice for the Miami Grand Prix last Friday, leaving him struggling with neck pain through the rest of the weekend after hitting the concrete wall.
Sainz raised the incident in the drivers? briefing on Friday and suggested a Tecpro barrier be placed at the corner, only for no action to be taken.
Esteban Ocon then ...

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Ocon lost the rear of his Alpine F1 car going through the corner during final practice on Saturday afternoon, causing him to crash into the concrete barrier on the right-hand side of the circuit.
Ocon reported over the radio that he was unhurt, but the impact warning light meant he had to be taken to the medical centre where he was duly checked and cleared by the officials.
But a crack to ...

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Along with engine partner Mercedes, Aston Martin is among the teams most impacted by porpoising.
While some rivals have dialled it out and Ferrari appears to be able to deal with it without compromising performance, Aston has been obliged to raise the ride height of the car, taking it out of the optimum aerodynamic window.
"I think we cannot explore the aero potential that the car is having ...

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Gasly stopped on track after his car cut out late in the race, and a spectacular fire ensued that led to a safety car period.
The Faenza team now has to undertake a substantial rebuild before next weekend?s Saudi Arabian GP in Jeddah, and may even change the Frenchman?s chassis.
However, a longer term concern is that the team admits he may have to discard one of the two Honda energy ...

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The Swiss outfit endured a difficult time in the first pre-season F1 test as its car was hampered by excessive porpoising that could not be fixed on location in Spain.
But after extensive work back at its factory, Alfa Romeo made improvements to its car and set-up that allowed it to complete a full day of running for Bottas and teammate Guanyu Zhou in Bahrain.
With both drivers completing a ...

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It was a fascinating session, not least because of the unexpected emergence of the porpoising phenomenon, something that despite all the modelling work that they had undertaken, the teams had seemingly not anticipated.
The issue was a major topic of conversation through the week, and it is likely to remain so as F1 heads into the season.
Here we look at some of the lessons learned about this ...

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Norris set the pace for McLaren on the opening day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and ended up with the fourth-fastest time overall across the three days.
McLaren racked up 367 laps with the new MCL36 car during the test, trailing only Ferrari and Mercedes for mileage.
Mercedes driver George Russell said on Thursday and Friday in Spain that he thought McLaren looked ...

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Ferrari F1-75 side detail
Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Ferrari introduced a new floor on the third day of the test with a floor arc and aperture exposing a tongue-like structure bobbing out from the underside of the floor. It will be fascinating to see if other teams follow in their footsteps and adopt a similar solution.

Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18, with aero paint ...

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Hamilton set a pair of fastest laptimes, finishing with a 1m19.138s set in the final 10 minutes on the C5 tyres, to eclipse Russell's 1m19.233s from the morning session and claim the fastest lap time of the Barcelona pre-season test.
Russell's effort, also set on C5 tyres, came under threat from both his Mercedes teammate and Red Bull's Sergio Perez, with the pair putting in a late surge once ...

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Russell enjoyed a scrap with Max Verstappen over the bragging rights in the morning session, but the Mercedes driver won out with his 1m19.233s on a set of C5 tyres, the fastest time of the Barcelona test so far.
Encouragingly for Russell, he chalked up the most laps in the morning session, touring the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 66 times.
But in a stop-start final hour of the session ...

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Alpine gave its new A522 car its on-track debut in a filming day on Monday before the start of pre-season testing in Barcelona on Tuesday.
But the team?s running came to a premature end on Friday after Fernando Alonso was forced to stop his car on-track, with plumes of smoke being spotted coming out of the car.
Alpine has now revealed that the fire at the back of the car was caused by an ...

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Esteban Ocon, Alpine A522
Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Esteban Ocon at the wheel of the Alpine A522 which is outfitted with kiel probe rakes behind the front wheels to collect airflow data.

Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari F1-75
Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Ferrari also opted for the kiel probe rake behind the front tyres early on in the ...

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