David Richards has not denied reports he could be interested in taking over the Honda team.

David Richards has not denied reports he could be interested in taking over the Honda team.

In the wake of the Japanese manufacturer's decision to pull out of the sport, Richards - the Prodrive boss who ran the team's previous BAR incarnation until 2004 - has been cited as being possibly involved in the rescue of the Brackley based outfit.

The Daily Mail claims that the 56-year-old Briton, who fell out with Jenson Button prior to leaving the team four years ago, has been in touch with two interested buyers who want him to lead the project.

It is believed the two parties could be Dubai Investment Capital, who through Magma Group nearly bought Honda-powered Super Aguri earlier this year, and Formula 3 figure Trevor Carlin.

"I'm keeping an open mind," Richards said. "You could say that the facilities Honda have make it an attractive proposition but I disagree.

"The overheads are not what would be needed in an age when formula one is cutting costs. I won't rush into anything," he added.

 

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