JUNE 3, 1996
Tom's V10 accelerating?
It is unlikely that Walkinshaw will risk running the engines - which are likely to be badged Volvos if the program goes ahead - until they are properly tested. If parts have not yet been made to build the engine, there is no way that an engine could be running before the late autumn at the very least and it would be some weeks after that before track-testing could begin.
It may be, therefore, that if Tom does not get the Honda supply that he will stay with Brian Hart for one more season before launching the TWR Volvo F1 engine in 1998, after the engines have undergone considerable testing.