Honda is Returning to F1
Yes you read correctly. Honda has confirmed rumors of their intention to return the grand stage of international motorsports, Formula One. The Japanese auto manufacturer may play a role as an engine supplier as early as the 2014 season. Though it is unclear what engine they will be producing, and who they will be supplying it to; the fact that Honda hasn't given up on motorsports is cause for celebration. Honda had been an ever present force in modern F1 from the late 1960's until 2008 when it left the world championship following a string of bad seasons. The remnants of the Honda F1 Racing team were purchased by Ross Brawn who created Brawn GP. It's worth noting that the restructured Brawn GP team went on to win a constructors championship for 2009, with Jenson Button grabbing the drivers title as well.
Honda's presence in F1 has always been genuine. In fact Honda's commitment was so serious that it was a longtime supplier for McLaren, perhaps the most committed team in F1. Honda-powered McLaren's helped the constructor win six of it's eight constructors titles. More than that, Honda has helped power legends like Jacques Villeneuve, Alain Prost and Ayerton Senna to the podium time and time again. We're excited about this, and whatever special edition road cars that will hopefully come out of it.
Source: Racecar Engineering
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