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The BAR 004 was the car with which the British American Racing team competed in the 2002 Formula One season. It was driven by Jacques Villeneuve and Olivier Panis. The BAR 004 was the first-ever BAR car to be fully designed by British American Racing after 3-year alliance with Reynard Motorsport.

BAR 004
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorBAR
Predecessor003
Successor005
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension (front)independent, pushrod-activated, inboard spring
Suspension (rear)independent, pushrod-activated, inboard spring
EngineHonda RA002E V10 (90°) naturally aspirated
TransmissionBAR/Xtrac 7-speed longitudinal semi-automatic sequential
TyresBridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrantsLucky Strike BAR Honda
Notable drivers11. Canada Jacques Villeneuve
12. France Olivier Panis
Debut2002 Australian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
17000
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0
Jacques Villeneuve (pictured at the 2002 USGP) was the driver of the number 11 BAR 004.

During the season the car was unreliable having a dismal start which saw the team fail to score a single championship point during the first half of the season. Also Olivier Panis failed to finish the first seven races. The team scored their first points when they finished fourth and fifth at the 2002 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Eventually the team finished eighth in the Constructors' Championship with seven points. Panis then left the team at the end of the year to drive for Toyota Racing, being replaced for 2003 by Jenson Button, who spent the 2002 season driving for Renault.

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

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Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
2002 British American Racing Honda RA002E V10 B AUS MAL BRA SMR ESP AUT MON CAN EUR GBR FRA GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN 7 8th
  Jacques Villeneuve Ret 8 10 7 7 10 Ret Ret 12 4 Ret Ret Ret 8 9 6 Ret
  Olivier Panis Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 9 5 Ret Ret 12 12 6 12 Ret