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16 March 2020

Ready. Set. No.

by Andrew MacGregor


Honda: “Calm That Builds the Storm” - 50s

March 15th 2020 should have marked the beginning of the 2020 Formula One season. Alas, Melbourneís typically raucous Albert Park Circuit was silenced by - you guessed it - Covid-19. Well, at least the drivers found a way to cope.

The outbreak also puts a new and unwanted spin on some promotional materials. This Honda commercial, for instance, gleefully warns fans that a storm is comingÖ though we doubt a global pandemic was quite what the marque had in mind.

The engine suppliers are more concerned with the cacophony of engine roars that follow months of calculations, testing, and fine-tuning. This process is ably depicted by directors Radical Friend, who accentuate the brandís red-and-white colour scheme well. Itís just a shame that Hondaís waiting game must continue longer than anticipated.


Film Production: Partizan Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Radical Friend Ⓦ
Producer: Richard Wilson
Head of Production: Ella More O'Ferrall
Executive Producer: Neil Linpow
Cinematographer: Matt Fox (WPA Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Production Designer: Will Field
Editor: Ryan Beck Ⓦ @ Final Cut Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Simona Cristea @ Coffee & TV Ⓟ Ⓦ

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