FOTA responds to Honda retirement

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The Chairman of the Formula One Team's Association, FOTA, Luca di Montezemolo, has been informed by the Top Management of the Honda Racing F1 Team of the decision to retire from the FIA Formula One Championship in 2009.

FOTA wishes that the technologically advanced expertise of the Team based in Brackley is not dispersed and that the sporting challenge is resumed soon. Chairman Montezemolo, interpreting the feeling of all FOTA Members, expressed his greatest appreciation for the professional and human qualities of Ross Brawn, Honda Team Principal, and Nick Fry, Honda Racing F1 Team CEO.