Old F1 Car for Sale – 2001 BAR Honda 003 Ex Villeneuve
From the listing for this Bar Honda F1 car for sale:
Own Villeneuve’s 2001 BAR Honda F1™ Car!
Race History: Imola – Qualified and raced – engine failure, Spain – qualified and raced – 3rd place, A1 Qualified but engine failure during morning warm up so didn’t race., USA – Used in qualifiying, T-Car – Magny Cours, Spa and Japan.
This iconic White, Black & Red BAR Honda F1™ Car is available for sale! Jacques Villeneuve raced for the BAR Honda F1™ team in 2001 and finished on the podium in Spain; securing BAR Honda’s first podium. Jacques went on to finish 7th in the Championship.
This car from his 2001 season is almost complete and includes the original gearbox, suspension and fuel tank, it has no engine. It is in exceptional condition and lovingly cared for by its previous owners.
For an added cost, this car can easily be rebuilt to run in Euroboss events or F1 track demo events. We can supply the car with aftercare support, plus a professionally fitted JUDD or Cosworth engine, electronics, cooling and oil systems to get it ready to race again! Please contact us to discuss pricing for each option.
After the team’s disastrous début season in 1999 had been partially redeemed by a promising display in 2000, hopes were high for regular podiums and even wins in 2001. However, the team took a step backwards. The car suffered from a handling problem, caused by a lack of rigidity in the chassis, which caused a slide in competitiveness as the year progressed, and was also often unreliable. The same could be said of the works Honda engines, which were also down-on-power compared to the units of the top teams. However, the team were still generally outpaced by rivals Jordan, whose EJ11 used the same engines.
The highlights were Villeneuve’s two podium finishes at Catalunya and Hockenheim, but even these were achieved due to a high rate of attrition in both races. Villeneuve was pushed hard by Panis throughout the season, but the Frenchman was rewarded with little in the way of hard results.
The team eventually finished sixth in the Constructors’ Championship, with 17 points.
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