racing

Road Car vs. Rally Car vs. Formula One Car

Are you ready for a real eye-opener? The short video clip that I want to share with you today provides a clear picture of just how fast a rally car is in comparison to a typical road car and how fast a Formula One car is when raced against both.

The start of the 2009 Formula One racing season is about a month away and it's really beginning to look as if Honda's F1 team may not be lining up with the rest of the competition in Melbourne, Australia, at the end of March. In a statement made by Honda Motor Co., on December 5, 2008, Honda made the "extremely difficult decision" to pull out of all Formula One activities. They put their F1 team up for sale citing the "deteriorating operating environment facing the global auto industry, brought on by the sub-prime problem in the United States, the deepening credit crisis and the sudden contraction of the world economies" as the reasoning behind their action. Perhaps this is understandable when you consider that the Honda F1 team is believed to have an operating budget of more than $300 million per year.