2000 saw the British American Racing F1 (BAR) team form a partnership with Honda which was to last for six years. BAR 002 was the car with which the British American Racing Formula One team competed in the 2000 Formula One season.

Driven by the 1997 F1 champion Jacques Villeneuve, and Brazilian Ricardo Zonta, both in their second year with the BAR team, the car was to prove a marked improvement after the 1999 disaster, a debut season for BAR, in which it embarrassingly failed to score a single point. Villeneuve scored seven points finishes and Zonta three in this the inaugural season with Honda as the engine supplier.   

The BAR team eventually finished fifth in the constructors' championship, with 20 points. This tally was equal to the Benetton team, but Fisichella having a podium finish ensured that the Anglo-Italian team remained ahead.

The inspired BAR team’s record would eventually result in them being bought out by the Japanese company for the 2006 season.


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Honda RA000E (2000)

Type: RA000E

Year: 2000

Number of cylinders: 10

Configuration: 88° vee

Weight: 110 kg

Capacity: 3 litres

Power: 800 bhp