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Honda reveals winter test programme

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16/11/2008

The 2008 Formula One season may have reached its thrilling conclusion at the Brazilian Grand Prix but the Honda Racing F1 Team has some busy weeks ahead as winter testing gets underway.

Just two weeks after the race at Interlagos, the Honda Racing F1 Team will kick off its on-track preparations for 2009 with a three-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona commencing on Monday 17 November.

Jenson Button and Alex Wurz will complete the main test programme focusing on the key areas of technical change which will be introduced for the new season. The pair will use a modified RA108 chassis to complete an initial evaluation of various 2009 aerodynamic parts and run the Bridgestone slick tyres which replace the current grooved tyres.

Joining the Honda Racing F1 Team in Barcelona will be young Brazilians Lucas Di Grassi and Bruno Senna as the team takes the opportunity to evaluate the two 2008 GP2 Series title contenders.

Following the track action in Barcelona, the team has two further three-day tests scheduled this year. The first will take place at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain from 9 to 11 December and the second at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal from 15 to 17 December.

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