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Honda could be attracted back to F1 by new engine regulations

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October 10, 2012 11:29 AM

They are too late to be back for 2014 with a new unit. Merc, Renault and Ferrari have a huge R&D time advantage even if they started today....although Bernie wants them scrapped. Besides, their last engine wasn't that good, no guarantees they'd be successful although the know a fair bit about F1 turbo engines.

Sean - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 11:31 AM

@ Gazza1JB ... good call mate ...

I've always said, ever since Mercedes turned back to a works team that it was definite chance they would be running a Honda lump from 2015 onwards ...

That remains the same for me, Honda - McLaren = Good times!...



October 10, 2012 11:38 AM

I used to own Hondas, and cheer for Hondas (F1 and Indy), and was pleased when they became a chassis and an engine team in F1.
But they quit and return to the sport on a whim, doing nothing for the stability of the various series in which thy are involved.
If they won't commit for any length of time then I wish they would stay away.

steve - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 11:43 AM

honda probably have a motor already on a dyno somewhere, that and a possible take there toys home from motogp because of spec ecus, could very well lead to an f1 comeback.

LongTimeFan - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 12:11 PM

I miss those days when Honda powered F1 cars blew everyone else into the weeds. Having Ayrton drive them was a bonus to racing-kind. On the road, their Civic SiR / VTI hatchbacks blew the doors off every other Euro crap hatch. They left F1 in 1992 but their road cars kept on humiliating the best in Europe, a situation not overturned until the last 5-6 years.

I hope Honda returns to Formula 1. And I hope their new Civic Type R wipes the floor with these oveerrated Euro hatches. And for god's sake, bring back the NSX-R!


October 10, 2012 12:23 PM

It is a significant point that Honda are watching the engine rules changes. I believe if F1 pursue an engine formula that combines high performance, low emissions and high efficiency we will see alot of big engine manufacturers attracted to F1, since the formula will then offer a significant marketing platform to the big engine manufacturers in terms of their target markets.

The purists will no doubt hate this comment. I can understand that.

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