BAR 006

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BAR Honda 006
Button 2004 Canada.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor BAR-Honda
Designer(s) Geoff Willis
Predecessor 005
Successor 007
Technical specifications
Chassis Composite monocoque.
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, push rod operated torsion springs and dampers.
Suspension (rear) As front.
Engine Honda F1 RA004 3,000 cc (183.1 cu in) 90° V10, naturally aspirated, mid-mounted.
Transmission X-Trac 7-speed semi-automatic.
Fuel Elf
Lubricants Castrol
Tyres Michelin
Competition history
Notable entrants Lucky Strike BAR Honda
Notable drivers 9. United Kingdom Jenson Button
10. Japan Takuma Sato
Debut 2004 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
18 0 1 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The BAR 006 was a Formula One car that competed in the 2004 Formula One season. The car was driven by Jenson Button and Takuma Sato, and the official test driver was Anthony Davidson. The British American Racing team finished second in the 2004 season, 143 points behind Ferrari and 14 in front of Renault F1. The BAR-Honda 006 was officially launched at Circuit de Catalunya, Spain.

2004 Season[edit]

A BAR 006 on display in the Honda Collection Hall

From the onset of the season, the car proved to be very competitive with Jenson Button scoring ten podiums and challenging for victory on many occasions, most notably in Italy. However, despite the car's obvious potential for victory, neither driver scored one during the season.

Despite being arguably the second fastest car on the grid, it was still a long way off the Ferrari that won all but three races of the year. Nevertheless, BAR managed second in the Constructors' Championship after a close fight with Renault throughout the year and Button, who many tipped as driver of the year, scored third in the Drivers' Championship behind the Ferrari duo of Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher who scored his seventh World Championship.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Points WCC
2004 Lucky Strike BAR Honda F1 Honda RA004E V10 M AUS MAL BHR SMR ESP MON EUR CAN USA FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA CHN JPN BRA 119 2nd
Jenson Button 6 3 3 2 8 2 3 3 Ret 5 4 2 5 Ret 3 2 3 Ret
Takuma Sato 9 15 5 16 5 Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 11 8 6 Ret 4 6 4 6

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