Honda to Participate in Formula One Championship

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    TOKYO, Japan - Honda announced its decision to participate in the FIA Formula One (F1) World Championship from the 2015 season under a joint project with McLaren, the UK-based F1 corporation.

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    Some Picture of the joint press conference CEO of McLaren Group Limited Martin Whitmarsh & Honda President & CEO Takanobu Ito.

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    Honda confirms F1 return

    Japanese manufacturer will return to F1 with McLaren in 2015
    Honda will return to Formula 1 in 2015 as engine supplier to McLaren.

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    Re: Honda confirms F1 return

    Honda press release! Finally some proper racing from now on superb news :Happy::Happy::Happy::Happy::Happy::Happy:

    [h=1]Honda to Participate in the FIA Formula One World Championship[/h]TOKYO, Japan, May 16, 2013 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced its decision to participate in the FIA*1 Formula One (F1) World Championship from the 2015 season under a joint project with McLaren, the UK-based F1 corporation.

    Honda will be in charge of the development, manufacture and supply of the power unit, including the engine and energy recovery system, while McLaren will be in charge of the development and manufacture of the chassis, as well as the management of the new team, McLaren Honda.

    From 2014, new F1 regulations require the introduction of a 1.6 litre direct injection turbocharged V6 engine with energy recovery systems. The opportunity to further develop these powertrain technologies through the challenge of racing is central to Honda’s decision to participate in F1. Throughout its history, Honda has passionately pursued improvements in the efficiency of the internal combustion engine and in more recent years, the development of pioneering energy management technologies such as hybrid systems. Participation in Formula 1 under these new regulations will encourage even further technological progress in both these areas. Furthermore, a new generation of Honda engineers can experience the challenges and the thrills of operating at the pinnacle of motorsport.

    Commenting on this exciting development, Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. said:

    “Ever since its establishment, Honda has been a company which grows by taking on challenges in racing. Honda has a long history of advancing our technologies and nurturing our people by participating in the world’s most prestigious automobile racing series. The new F1 regulations with their significant environmental focus will inspire even greater development of our own advanced technologies and this is central to our participation in F1. We have the greatest respect for the FIA’s*1 decision to introduce these new regulations that are both highly challenging but also attractive to manufacturers that pursue environmental technologies and to Formula One Group*2, which has developed F1 into a high value, top car racing category supported by enthusiastic fans. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Jean Todt, the President of FIA*1 and to Mr. Bernie Ecclestone, the CEO of Formula One Group*2 who showed great understanding and cooperation to help realize our participation in F1 racing. The corporate slogan of Honda is “The Power of Dreams”. This slogan represents our strong desire to pursue and realize our dreams together with our customers and fans. Together with McLaren, one of the most distinguished F1 constructors, Honda will mark a new beginning in our challenges in F1.”


    Also, Martin Whitmarsh, CEO of McLaren Group Limited said;

    “The names of McLaren and Honda are synonymous with success in Formula One, and, for everyone who works for both companies, the weight of our past achievements together lies heavily on our shoulders. But it's a mark of the ambition and resolve we both share that we want once again to take McLaren Honda to the very pinnacle of Formula One success. Together we have a great legacy – and we’re utterly committed to maintaining it.”

    Jean Todt, President of FIA said;

    "I am very happy to hear about Honda’s important decision to return to Formula One with McLaren from 2015. The introduction of the new power train next year, in the form of a 1.6 litre, 6 cylinder engine with direct injection and energy recovery, is a very exciting challenge and demonstrates a vision for the future of the sport. I am sure that Honda will become a strong contender in the years to come. ”

    Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of Formula One Group said;

    "It is a great pleasure to see Honda back in Formula One. Their engine technology and passion for motor sports make them a natural Formula One contender.”



    *1 Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile

    *2 Formula One Group is the collective name for the multiple companies within the organization that manages the overall operation of Formula One racing, including Formula One Administration (FOA) that manages commercial rights and Formula One Management (FOM) that manages promotional and marketing activities.



    History of Honda Participation in F1 Racing:

    1964 - 1968: Participated as an “all Honda” team including both the engine and chassis


    1983 – 1992: Participated as an engine supplier (Won both the driver’s and constructors’ championship titles for four consecutive years from 1988 through 1991)

    2000-2005: Participated as an engine supplier and joint developer of the chassis

    2006-2008: Participated as an “all Honda” team including both the engine and chassis
     
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    Jenson (Hopefully) in a Honda-Powered McLaren....Superb! :Thumbup:
     
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    Some pictures from the Mclaren and Honda partnership from the late 1980's and early 1990's :Smile:

    I sincerely hope the second partnership will decimate the competition. :Hooray:

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    1990 Mexico GP
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    1992 Canada GP
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    McLaren and Honda - every F1 win in pictures

    McLaren and Honda announced today that they will join forces in F1 again from 2015; here we celebrate their partnership from 1988-1992McLaren and Honda announced today that they will renew their partnership in Formula 1 from 2015.
    The pair originally worked together from 1988 to 1992, shattering F1 records along the way. Here we celebrate every win in pictures.
    The partnership began with a pole position by Ayrton Senna and victory by Alain Prost in the season-opening Brazilian Grand Prix in 1988, and ended at the 1992 Australian Grand Prix with a victory for Gerhard Berger.
    Over the course of the five-year partnership McLaren and Honda started 80 grands prix, scored 55 pole positions (a 66 per cent strike rate), won 44 races (a 55 per cent win rate) and set 30 fastest laps.
    Drivers of McLaren-Honda cars won four world championships (Ayrton Senna in 1988, 1990 and 1991 and Alain Prost in 1989) and the pairing notched up constructors' titles in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991.
    During the course of the association McLaren and Honda also enjoyed three race-winning engine combinations: a 1.5-litre turbo V6, 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V10 and 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V12.

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    F1 2013: What does the McLaren-Honda partnership mean for the sport?

    This week's McLaren-Honda announcement is likely to have consequences way beyond the racetrack The news that Honda is coming back to Formula 1 in 2015 is interesting in that it confirms that the new Formula 1 rules are attractive to the automobile industry — as was intended.
    It means while the unambitious Formula 1 teams will be trying to do deals with the existing manufacturers and Honda, the more imaginative will be chasing around the world banging on the doors of the motor companies that have an interest in hybrid technology: the likes of Porsche, BMW, Toyota/Lexus, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Ford, Kia and so on.
    Honda CEO Takanobu Ito said all that was needed during the launch: "As the direction of Formula 1's new technologies and the direction that Honda aims at for development matches, the young engineers who will be responsible for Honda in the future started to voice their desire to take part in the challenge. More so than in the past, we can expect feedback from the race cars to common road cars and vice versa."
    And it is not just the car companies to watch out for, because the battery companies that supply the big automobile firms will also be looking to get a little publicity and business for their work by getting involved in F1.
    In all probability the next title sponsor of will be a Japanese firm because in the past Honda’s partners in F1 have often been companies with which it does a lot of business. These days B2B is the key to successful Formula 1 sponsorships and so one should look at who is the principal supplier of hybrid batteries to Honda these days… The answer is Sanyo, which is today owned by Panasonic.
    Oddly enough, Panasonic has just announced the establishment of Panasonic Mobile Communications Co, Ltd, specialising in the development, manufacturing and sales of mobile phone handsets including smartphones, which would be useful for Claro, which is to be a McLaren sponsor in the years ahead.
    One can imagine that Panasonic might be able to do a fair amount of business with Claro, which is one of the four largest mobile phone network operators in the world and has more than 50 million customers in Central and South America.
    They all need smartphones…
     
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    McLaren releases the test run at Silverstone with the Honda engine ,McLaren-Honda with the MP4-29H/1X1.

     
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    It would be nice if Jenson Button was piloting one.
     
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    He may stay mate its not all that doom and gloom.
     
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