Following some confusion in recent days, it has emerged that British American Racing's deal with Honda is for a full 'works' effort.


The Brackley team is expected to benefit from the full attention of the Japanese manufacturer and its development department - which could mean the use of up to 80 engines a season - and all without a penny passing between them. The only concession that BAR will have to make towards its new partner will be to display Honda logos on both cars, and the drivers' overalls and helmets.


Jordan, too, will benefit from a better relationship with the manufacturer, but will remain a customer of its Mugen tuning division. Although it is not clear whether the team will face an increase in the amount they have to pay for the engine supply, Jordan can expect a new engine for the 2000 season, and a fuller development programme courtesy of Honda.

 

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