DECEMBER 13, 1999
The BAR-Honda runs
Honda says that the new RA000E V10 engine produces "in excess of 800 bhp" and if this is the case it will be on a par with the top engines in 1999.
Among those watching the test was Takefumi Hosaka, the head of the Honda F1 project, and Kazutoshi Nishizawa the technical director of Honda R&D.
"It was nice to have everything working perfectly," said Jacques Villeneuve.
We hear that plans for large number of Japanese media to be present for the test were cancelled at the last minute as BAR did not want any coverage of the event - a notable change in policy from the usually publicity-crazed team.