AUGUST 24, 1998
Honda's new formula
THE Honda Motor Company is to support a brand new single-seater series in Japan, which is intended to replace the existing Formula Nippon and to be a stepping-stone for Japanese drivers into Formula 1.
The involvement in the project of Dome and Mugen is interesting as both have F1 aspirations in which Honda might have played a part. The supply deals will be very lucrative for both firms and this has led to speculation that the series is being used an incentive to stop Mugen and Dome from trying to be involved with Honda in its planned Formula 1 project.