Honda Says About Returning To The Formula 1
The Japanese automaker did not intend to delay the confirmation of his next coming into the world Cup. In 2015, Honda will return to the most prestigious racing series, this time as a supplier of powertrain. The Declaration may be announced at the end of this week.
For some time the land of the rising sun is not participating in the race "Formula 1", but this "gap" will be fixed in two years. About the possible return of Honda became known last fall, and now the automaker is preparing for the official confirmation of its program. The speech of the President of the company must be heard in the coming days, according to Motorsport-Total with reference to the Japanese press. As expected, Honda will produce the latest 1.6-litre turbo engine for the participants of "Formula-1".
We can assume that the first client company should be the British team McLaren. In Woking already refused the option to purchase motors from Brixworth, so long symbiosis McLaren and Mercedes will fall apart at the end of next season. Recently the British have a lot to pay for powertrains German supplier (before they got it for free, but that all changed with the advent of factory racing team German company). The leadership team seems to have been found a more elegant solution - Honda McLaren will use as a marketing platform and provide their products for free.
To participate in the championship of the international automobile Federation will be obliged Japanese manufacturer to service at least two clients. From 2014 the cost of new engines will increase almost twice, so at moderate pricing Honda may well be able to get some participants. Experts believe that the Japanese company chose a good moment to return to the "Formula 1". Until then, while Honda is not officially associated with the championship, the manufacturer has the option without any limitation to test engines. Debut for new regulations for the 2014 season will provide information about vulnerabilities turbo engine and by 2015 to prepare an adequate propulsion system.