F1 » Honda confirms F1 return


Speculation has been rife for several months, but Honda has now confirmed that it will be returning to F1....

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nymad - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 10:31 AM
Last Edited 503 days ago

I'd hazard a guess that Button won't be doing to much Honda'rin... I'd say his 'Multi Year' contract, signed in 2011, conveniently expires in 2014.

tm - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 10:56 AM

@Autonomous Collective: you need to get your facts straight.

After WW2 Soichiro Honda sold the remnants of his piston ring manufacturing company (Tokai Seiki) he started in 1937 to start the Honda Technical Research Institute, which later became the Honda Motor Company, to built add-on engines for bicycles and later motorcycles. In 15 years he went from start-up to the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world with a global dealer network. He did all this without any formal education, a real hands-on, learn as you go guy.

richard

May 16, 2013 12:41 PM

great to see another engine manufacturer in f1, now that cossie are gone. Honda have a good reputation for engines, and their indy experience could be of benefit. may take a year or two to get up to speed.
as far as I am aware, fia do not allow an exclusive deal, so presumably there is another team ready to switch. so who could it be? possibly str who have been talking about dropping Ferrari? or maybe marussia? or even lotus (who have been reported as ready to drop the Renault engine)

Bugoy - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 12:51 PM

superdawg I don't believe that bruno senna will produce fireworks like his uncle did when mclaren was being pushed at the back by a honda engine. bruno doesn't have the balls like his famed uncle has. but that just my opinion. and i wouldn't mind being wrong.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 1:11 PM

Marussia could indeed get the Ferrari engine which is said to be the cheapest for 2014 and switch to Honda the following season if they still exist.

After 2015, there might be some shuffling with the engine suppliers.

Anyway, it seems that Mac Laren has renounced to be a full constructor...For the foreseeable future anyway.

shamarone

May 16, 2013 3:17 PM
Last Edited 503 days ago

re: "Don't know how I feel about this. Honda did nothing last time they were in the sport."

more recently, honda was a bit behind the curve in the V10/V8 era, but had they soldiered on they most certainly would've made gains. albeit merc powered, their BAR project went on to win the championship literally the year AFTER they cancelled christmas, so they were right there.

now the v6 and the high revving sub 2 liter world...? well that's right up their alley...! :) that size and config caters to alot of manufacturers. toyota, vw, etc. hell even hyundia. lol btw, what's the story with COS...? are they in...?

richard

May 16, 2013 3:50 PM

sham. the BRAWN won the wdc and wcc, and this was not a Honda built car, (well maybe in name only) and was merc powered. brawn himself said that they would not have been anywhere without the merc engine, so it appears that hondas last engine was not the best. and brawn only won the wdc due to being gifted a ddd, which was designed by zander, NOT by Honda.
not saying that Honda cannot build a decent engine, but history shows that it is always an outside team that can achieve success.
as regadrs cossie, they have declared that they do not have the money to develop an engine for the new rules. in fact, the last I heard, the American owners were trying to off load the company and that an aeronautical company was considering purchase. don't know if it went ahead though.

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