Bonneville 400 Sets Record

Bonneville 400 Sets Record

Bonneville400Honda have succeeded in setting a new land speed record for a formula one car. In a race-legal 2005 BAR-Honda, Alan van der Merwe clocked a speed of 220.571mph, completed over two runs of a measured mile on Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA.

It had been a dream of Honda to complete for quite some time, but initially the team had several set backs. Although the team haven’t quite hit the 400kph mark yet, they will run again today to attempt it.

On todays success, Alan van der Merwe had this to say:

We’ve made huge progress today by setting this new benchmark for an F1 car. On my first runs this morning, I doubted we could do it because the surface was so slippery. I had a spin or two, but the salt surface came to us and we were able to set this new record.

Congratulations to the Bonneville 400 team, and good luck for the 400kph record.

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