New Honda fails on Button debut

Thu, 25 January 2007, 05:09

Jenson Button’s first taste of the newly revealed Honda RA107 was very brief.

The Briton, returning to the test circuit on Thursday after a spell recovering from fractured ribs, was giving photographers at the Circuit de Catalunya one of their first glimpses of the striking black machine when it ground to a halt.

His Brazilian teammate Rubens Barrichello conducted the car’s actual debut on Wednesday.

Covered in a sheet following Button’s failure today, the RA107 was ignominiously hauled back to the pits on the back of a flat-bed truck.

Button, 27, said: “Although I have been out of the car for a while, I am very pleased with my return to the cockpit and also my fitness level, which I have been working hard on since Christmas.”


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