Honda's withdrawal a political decision says Villeneuve

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1997 World Champion, Jacques Villeneuve, who raced for BAR Honda from 1999-2003, declared to our colleagues of 'autosport' that he believes Honda's withdrawal from Formula One was driven by a political decision rather than a financial one.

Villeneuve said: "I don't think F1 is one of Honda's biggest expenses, but with the world economic climate as it is you have to be perceived to be making cuts. I think it's more of a political decision."