Last gasp progress for Honda
7 March 2008 – Honda concluded its preparations for the start of the 2008 Formula One season following a three-day private test at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain, which ended on Thursday evening.
"We are pleased with the progress that we have made at our private test in Jerez this week, where we signed off the specification of the RA108 for Melbourne," said chief engineer Steve Clark. "It is clear that the new package is a good step forward, not just on a single lap but also over longer runs."
"Virtually all of the wings and bodywork components have been updated since the launch specification and to good effect," he added. "Testing conditions have been challenging with strong and very gusty winds, so we look forward to seeing how the package translates to the race track next weekend in Australia."