F1 2013 – Honda to announce F1 return?

Formula One News » F1 2013 – Honda to announce F1 return?

With rumours circulating that McLaren has failed to renew their contract with Mercedes to use their engines beyond 2014, reports are suggesting that McLaren are set to turn to Honda power for the 2015 season.

Nikkel – a Japanese publication is reporting the deal has been done and that an announcement from Honda will be “sometime soon”.

Hondas speculated return to formula 1 is said to be based around the environmentally friendly direction the engine regulations are heading in. Honda last appeared in the sport during the 2008 season until they withdrew and sold the team to Ross Brawn which has since become the Mercedes works team.

One Comment

  1. KevinW
    Posted 15/05/2013 at 16:17 | Permalink

    McLaren is swirling the drain. Honda got beat badly in its last attempt, is being beaten in Indycar by Chevy, and will be beaten like a dusty rug come 2015 by Merc, Ferrari and Renault. Its a great company, just no longer capable of pulling it’s silly management by committee organization together enough to get that edge the others have found a path to. McLaren will do itself no favors going down this road, certainly will not lead to the dominance it once held when Honda was able to do in the mixed engine days (when F1 was real, and not a spec racer series). Back then, their sophistication and power did well in a mixed engine formula environment, against less sophisticated competitors. Now they are facing a fixed specification format, against three suppliers with a head start and mountains of data to build from. Honda also has the habit of jumping in and out all willy nilly when they find themselves struggling, rather than bearing down and solving the hard problems. Color me unimpressed. Would love to see the Honda and Mclaren pairing driven by a Senna reincrnate… but this is the real world, where the door to that past glory has been slammed by the FIA and competitors now on par with anything Honda is capable of.

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