Honda have announced that they will unveil their 2007 challenger – the Honda RA107 – to the world’s media on January 25th. The launch will happen at Circuit de Catalunya in Spain, one day after the team run the car on the circuit for the first time at the planned testing session. However, while most of the Formula One world is waiting to see the much hyped livery of the car, the team have been honest and said that the car will be launched in its testing guise – black. The livery will be shown in February, the Japanese team have promised.
What does this mean? Well it does sort of confirm that Honda are indeed working on something special for their 2007 livery. Many people believe that the departure of BAT from the team signifies a new era for Honda, although I don’t see the big issue. It just means that Honda may have to chip in a bit more money to make up for BATs loss, and that the team can now a little more flexible with their branding. I guess we will all have to wait a little longer now to see what the designers have been working on. All I can say is that I hope the hype doesn’t come nothing!