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2000 BAR 002

For the 2000 Formula One season, BAR (British American Racing) entered their 002 which had been designed by Malcolm Oastler. The team was fairly new to the sport, with their first BAR vehicle appearing in 1999. They ended that season in last place. Jacques Villeneuve had joined the team in 1999 and brought with him a World Championship victory which he obtained in 1997. He was joined by Brazilian Ricardo Zonta who was in his second year driving for the team.

In 1999 the team failed to score a point. Now in their third year, and powered by a Honda RA000E engine, were hopeful on providing podium finishes for the team. This was the inaugural year for the Honda engine and began a relationship that would last for several years before Honda bought the BAR team in 2006.

Villeneuve scored seven points in the Bar/Honda 002 while Zonta earned three. The team finished in fifth place in the Constructors' Championship with a total of 20 points.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2007
2000 BAR 002 2000 BAR 002 2000 BAR 002 The new Honda-powered British American Racing 020 chassis was introduced in 2000. It was a significant improvement over the period car, and was considerably more reliable than the team's previous effort. The team enjoyed a best finish of 4th place. On several occasions, the cars looked like points-scoring contenders. As the season came to a close, the team finished 4th in the constructors' championships - a significant improvement from the Team's 1999 result.

This car, chassis number 020-05, is a points-scoring race chassis (less engine) as used by both British American Racing drivers in the FIA 2000 Formula One World Championship. The car was raced by Villeneuve at the Silverstone, Barcelona and Budapest Grand Prix and scored a 6th-place points scoring finish in the hands of Ricardo Zonta at the Italian Grand Prix.

It is finished in Lucky Strike livery. It was originally the property of Brawn GP after the assets of the former Honda racing F1 Team were acquired by the Brawn GP Formula One team.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at Coys 'Legende et Passion' Monaco sale where it was estimated to sell for €20,000 - €30,000.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2012

Drivers:
Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Brazil Ricardo Luiz Zonta

Team
United Kingdom Lucky Strike British American Racing Honda

2000 Season
Points: 20
Position: 5
Engine: Honda RA000E

2005 Entry: 007
2004 Entry: 006
2003 Entry: 005
2002 Entry: 004
2001 Entry: 003
1999 Entry: 01



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