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Honda could be attracted back to F1 by new engine regulations

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October 10, 2012 4:23 PM
Last Edited 1215 days ago

McLaren-Honda +1

@mark from TO: Honda's departure was not shameful at all. They did not leave an empty spot on the grid and basically they designed the whole chasis (there was an article here at "crash" that honda put a lot of money on that chasis) and it was one of the best chasis that year. As I read, that car was tested on six different wind tunnels. Plus it went and won that years drivers and constructors championship (with help of mercedes engine, I agree).

Maybe you meant Toyota and BMW :)

Schaki - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 7:04 PM

Sounds more like Honda consider to make more fun of themselve to me. Their own designed cars never won a championship until them got the hell out of F1. And when one of their cars actually won the championship it was because them had used way more time to develop the new cars than most other teams.

JJ - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 7:22 PM

Honda coming back would be a dream. McL's Merc engine deal runs out in 2015? Perhaps in 2014 McL will announce it then? I would love to see McL and Honda together again.


October 10, 2012 9:22 PM

The FIA wants an engine formula that they say a lot of manufacturers want, that they say is more efficient with lower emission and with economical fuel consumption, the present engine the development of which they themselves frozen is the most efficient in the world at three hundred and twelve BHP per litre, the supper efficient low emission with economical fuel consumption engine they want is a turbocharged havening everything that was banned from the present engine at big millions in cost having an output of three hundred and seventy five BHP per litre, certainly a very expensive sixty three BHP per litre more.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 10:17 PM

It's not a big surprise, the rumour had been buzzing for quite a while. That would be a plus for F1 and somewhat legitimise the FIA policy in that area.

As for the car's look, I did not really like the 2008 hedgehog spec yet it's true that today's car are also rather ugly...

IMO, they should have cleaned the 2008 spec of all the extra stuff - like they did - and keep the basic aspect. Then a slight increase of the front wing width i.e. not the snow plough we have now. Also elevate the rear wing and especially the lower beam to make it less efficient. That plus the return of the slick could have been an elegant and balanced looking spec.

sokudo - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 10:18 PM

I suppose it makes sense really. But I doubt they would commit to more than one team. One such team who will likely be looking for a different engine though is McLaren, and with their history plus Button at the team, that may be an attractive option for them. They may also be keen on going wherever Kobayashi is. They've asked for line-ups with Japanese drivers before (i.e. Nakajima, Sato)


October 10, 2012 10:38 PM

re: "Honda is hinting at quitting Motogp. They'll be in F1 for a while and then quit on that too."

doesn't matter. the whole point would be to let dorna know who's really in charge. that they (big red) have the might and the resources to up and join ANY series they want at ANY time... and they do.


October 10, 2012 11:58 PM
Last Edited 1214 days ago


Good shout and that wasn't the prettiest car that year by a long way, the 1991 Jordan was a nice F1 car, the 2010 RBR, 1991 Ferrari.

It's a personal opinion though.

I doubt Honda will quit MotoGP as their Asian motorbike sales are huge and they'd leave the market to Yamaha....owned a few Honda bikes and they were superbly well build but the way Honda has manipulated Bike racing sucks.

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