BAR Honda failed to impress on in its return from an FIA-instituted ban at the Nürburgring, but the Brackley-based team will introduce new-spec engines and aerodynamic modifications in Canada.

BAR Honda failed to impress on in its return from an FIA-instituted ban at the Nürburgring, but the Brackley-based team will introduce new-spec engines and aerodynamic modifications in Canada.


BAR conducted aerodynamic and tyre development tests at Monza and Silverstone last week in preparation for the upcoming Canadian and American rounds of the F1 world championship. Honda, meanwhile, completed an engine upgrade it hopes will help the team to score points in Montreal this weekend.


"We have an engine upgrade ready for Canada, so we are looking for a good result at this power circuit," said Honda Racing's engineering director Shuhei Nakamoto.


"The test at Silverstone went reasonably well," said BAR's British star Jenson Button. "I focused on aero evaluations while Taku (Sato) worked on the tyre options. We still need to find a bit more speed but we now know what works well. We'll certainly go to Canada in better shape than we were at the Nürburgring."


Sato added: "I always enjoy driving at Silverstone, especially when you complete as many laps as we did on Thursday, which will help our preparations for the race next month. We completed a very important tyre test for Michelin looking at many different configurations. The car was very reliable, completing over 838 km. We are hopeful that we can improve the tyres from here so that we will be back in a strong position for the British Grand Prix."