The Honda RA273 was a Formula One racing car used by the Honda team in the 1966 and 1967 Formula One seasons. The car did not appear until the 1966 Italian Grand Prix. The RA273 was powered by new 3,000 cc V12 designed by Shoichiro Irimajiri and produced around 385 bhp. However, the weight and size was a disadvantage of the car. It weighted no less than 743 kg, almost half as much as new Formula minimum weight limit of 500 kg. The interesting feature of the monocoque chassis was the provision of nine fuel tanks, one of which was situated below the driver’s seat. When Honda reappeared in Italy, Ginther led the race before his car crashed into a retaining wall and he broke his collarbone. In the last race of the year, in Mexico, Ginther finished 4th scoring the only points for Honda that season.
|Richie Ginther||12||Honda R & D Company|
|1:43||Ebbro||Honda RA series Formula One 1963 to 1968|