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OCTOBER 15, 2005

The second Honda team

There were rumours circulating in Shanghai that the second Honda engined team will involve Italy's Daniele Audetto, who was in the paddock on Saturday. Our sources in Japan continue to insist that while others may be involved in Europe, the money and the team principal will be Japanese. There are many details still to be sorted out before an announcement can be made but it seems that there are no real political problems as the new team will almost certainly agree to sign for an extension of the current Concorde Agreement. The money appears to be in place and the only real question is whether or not the team is logistically possible in the time available. Certainly there is not much time to mess about and if the team is going to be ready for the start of the season a decision must be made soon. The deadline for entries is November 15 but work will need to start before then.