Jenson had lined up P14 on the grid, but masterfully worked his way through the field to take his first victory in F1, and Honda’s first since 1992. Unknowingly, this would be our last trip to the top step until our return to the sport in the hybrid era…
Pedro de la Rosa
First held: 1929
Circuit length: 4.38 km
Wishbone and pushrod
Victory No 72
Honda’s first trip to the top step since 1992
Won after qualifying 4th in a car that was known to be quicker in qualifying than it was in race trim.
Another way of lowering the centre of gravity: drop the brake calliper.
Jenson Button brought home his BAR Honda in 5th place with Takumo Sato in 6th place.
Leading the pack as Ginther drives his way to victory.
Race 11 of 11. John Surtees finishes 4th in a Honda RA300 V12.
Race 9 of 9. Race distance 65 laps. Richie Ginther comes 4thin a Honda. Ronnie Bucknum comes 8th