Formula One News » F1 2013 β Jenson Button happy to rekindle relationship with Honda Posted on 16/05/2013
Jenson Button who scored his maiden win at the wheels of a Honda car and then went on to win his first world championship with a car designed by Honda, has welcomed news of their return back into Formula 1.
“I’ve already enjoyed a long and successful working relationship with Honda, I first raced a Formula One car powered by a Honda engine in 2003, and I was a works Honda Formula One driver between 2006 and ’08, winning my first grand prix in Hungary in 2006 in a Honda Formula One car, so I know exactly how passionate Honda is about motorsport, and Formula One in particular.
“The challenge set by Formula One’s new technical regulations provides Honda with the perfect opportunity to return to the pinnacle of motorsport, Honda is one of the most experienced and accomplished builders of turbocharged engines anywhere in the world, has always treated Formula One as a platform for world-beating technical innovation, and will surely relish the opportunity once again to showcase on a global sporting stage its engine technicians’ unparalleled engineering prowess.”
“I grew up watching McLaren-Honda Formula One cars racing and winning around the world – they wrote their own glorious chapter of Formula One history, in fact. Even now, picturing those unmistakable red-and-white cars evokes vivid memories of some of the most dramatic and exciting motor racing the world has ever seen.
“McLaren-Honda: I know how much passion, success and pride are encapsulated within just those two words. And that’s why I’m so thrilled and excited about what’s not only a fantastic opportunity for the team, but also a great development for Formula One fans and the sport as a whole.”