F1 » Honda to return to F1, to link up with McLaren in 2014?

A senior manager from Honda has been quoted as saying that a F1 comeback with a turbo V6 from 2014 is possible as they have everything in place technically. They only lack the green light from the Board.

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November 22, 2011 4:10 PM

Wow! didn't see that coming, actually quite excited at the prospect of a Mclaren Honda V6 Turbo back on the grid, shame it wont be in Marlboro Livery as well with Senna ripping up the track!

Woodg63 - Unregistered

November 22, 2011 4:21 PM

Makes sense to me, Honda has developed a turbo v6 for the Indycar Series. It is a 2.2L but would not require many changes to bring it down to a 1.6L Honda was the first of three engine manufactures to have the engine on track and testing. The late Dan Wheldon was testing and the car had the Honda turbo v6 in it. Single turbo though.

P1 - Unregistered

November 22, 2011 4:52 PM

Mclaren and Honda, in partnership....BWAHAHAHAHAHA what a load of rubbish, it will never work, what kind of idiot would partner a supercar/F1 legendary team with a hot hatch back maker, sorry it will never work, Mclaren Honda roflolz, idiots.


Will be cool to see this partnership again *gets slightly giddy*

JOHN - Unregistered

November 22, 2011 4:52 PM

They are reminding me of Renault in times past. In and out (more times than I can remember) of F1. If they are to supply IndyCar too (not to mention MotoGP) - something will have to give unless McLaren pay for their engines. They (Honda) also had to fork out a fortune for Jenson Button's contract when they last pulled out


November 22, 2011 5:45 PM

What happened to mclaren's aspirations of matching and overtaking FERRARI'S illustrious and most important F1 team status? Wasn't this supposed to be the time for them to start producing their own F1 engine?
Re Honda back to F1, a quick research I made shows the following, Honda share prices slumped by over 30 percent in the last 9 months, there are much bigger business issues at Honda to deal with before they start thinking about F1 again.

kevpmc - Unregistered

November 22, 2011 5:53 PM

Would be great to see that partnership again in F1, but doesn't make much sense to me given McLaren Automotive's intentions to expand their line up of road cars well beyond just the MP4-12C. If they are trying to use F1 to help promote their road car brand wouldn't they want to start developing their own F1 engines too rather than make a deal with another manufacturer?

fastlane66 - Unregistered

November 22, 2011 6:00 PM

McLaren and Honda engine, it's fantastic new. Today Formula One fan does not know much about Honda and McLaren formula One history. It's good choice from McLaren if it go ahead. Honda engine is most reliable engine and Indy car use Honda engine. Senna 3 WDC win was on McLaren with Honda Engine. McLaren knows very well what they are doing.


November 22, 2011 6:00 PM

john. mclaren will have to pay for their engines, no matter whom they go with!

the move actually makes sense. the engine can be developed for f1 and due to its capacity could then be used in their currently proposed nsx replacement. honda engineering is renowned and their engines have been successful but only when installed in an independent chassis. their previous mistakes have been to believe that they could be chassis builders as well. heres hoping they do make it back. we could even have a williams honda as well.

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