Last October, after Utah's Bonneville salt flats did its best Dead Sea impersonation for about a month, Honda F1's Bonneville 400 team was forced to cancel its speed record attempt. Now, they're on their way back to Utah to try again. Driver Alan van der Merwes saw 256.765 mph (413.205 km/h) during shakedown tests in the Mojave desert last November in the race-legal F1 car — becoming the first F1 driver to break the 400 km/h barrier. If all goes well, he could have his Bonneville record by early next week. Just don't ask him to pass the salt, he hates that joke.
Honda goes for Bonneville F1 record [internal]