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Prodrive 200M F1 Facility


Prodrive took another step towards entering Formula 1 on Wednesday when it announced plans to build a brand new state-of-the-art facility at its 200-acre road car technology site in Warwickshire.

The company, owned by former BAR and Benetton team principal David Richards, has registered plans to redevelop the former second-world war airfield at Honiley, near Kenilworth, with Warwick District Council.Prodrive intends for the Fulcrum to be a world-class research and development facility capable with room for more than a 1000 personnel.

The ultra-successful motorsport preparation company also suggested in a statement that the area "could become the location for a new British F1 team".

Richards has made no secret of his desire to return to F1 since being ousted from the BAR set-up by Honda in the winter of 2004.But a Prodrive spokesman stopped short of calling this a confirmation of intentions to join F1 in 2008, adding that "it seemed sensible for us to put in these plans should we choose to enter in the future."

F1 Wizard says....."the more the merrier"  :)


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