Honda to have ‘new livery’ in 2008

Thu, 10 January 2008, 01:11

Honda has revealed that its formula one cars will sport a “new livery” in 2008.

The Japanese team pioneered its controversial ‘earth car’ concept in 2007, which depicted a huge map of the globe devoid of all sponsor logos to raise awareness about environmental issues.

But in the recent post-season tests, the Brackley based outfit’s single seaters appeared with a blank white paint job, even though a spokesman insisted Honda had not abandoned the earth livery.

“We are currently hard at work on preparing to lift the environmental concept to the next level, not only for next season, but for the longer term as well,” the spokesperson said in November.

In a media communique received early on Thursday, Honda revealed that the launch of the 2008 car in late January will show the RA108 “in its new livery’.

The team has however clearly not abandoned the environmental concept, as the email header featured an ‘earth dreams’ logo.

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