MAY 11, 1998
Honda and Dallara
Honda is expected to set up its own F1 factory in Britain but in order to cut a few corners it will run a Dallara-Honda prototype in the interim. The car could be up and running as early as the start of next year in preparation for the Honda assault on F1 in the year 2000. Dallara has not been involved in Formula 1 racing for some years, since the collapse of its ScuderiaÊItalia deal in 1991 but the firm does have F1 experience and the industrial capacity to produce chassis very quickly.
Honda is expected to hire a number of European chassis engineers to help out the F1 program with Harvey Postlethwaite believed to be top of Honda's shopping list at the moment.