Honda F1 website

AUGUST 16, 2005

Barrichello to be confirmed shortly

It is anticipated that BAR Honda will confirm the signing of Rubens Barrichello within the next few days. It is anticipated that the team will announce that the Brazilian has joined the team for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. The news will give the team a certain amount of comfort as it will have a top driver in the bag and is also believed to have an option with Nick Heidfeld so that he can join the team if Jenson Button is forced to move to Williams. And in the background there is also Takuma Sato, who is hoping to produce some strong showings at the end of the year to renew his challenge for the second BAR seat in 2006.

It is small wonder that Anthony Davidson is looking for a drive elsewhere.