BAT, a British-based cigarette and tobacco manufacturing company, bought the Tyrrell team in 1997 and formally entered F1 in 1999 by renaming it British American Racing.
The team did not win a grand prix until it became the works Honda outfit in 2006, after stricter tobacco advertising pushed BAT into a more peripheral role.
BAT and Honda severed their ties completely ahead of the 2007 ...Keep reading

Source: McLaren signs deal with British American Tobacco