According to the BBC, Honda have received financial backing that will allow them to compete next season but – as at the time of writing this – haven’t said from who. Step forward Richard Branson. Why? Well I reckon it would have something to do with Branson’s Virgin Fuels venture and wouldn’t be just a branding exercise. A Formula One car would be a perfect vehicle – in more than one sense of the word – to test high performance fuels etc – assuming they can be competitive of course – and the amount of data they would obtain from the car could increase the rate at which the fuels are developed; it would do no harm at the very least.
There have been rumors over the last couple of weeks about Branson getting involved in F1 so I am not exactly being 100% original in my prediction but then again, I could still be completely wrong!