For the past few seasons that the Japanese automaker Honda has no presence in the Formula 1. However, it is known that even something distant future, the Asian brand will return to Grand Circus: from 2015 Honda will return to the McLaren category.
McLaren + Honda 2015
In the seat that McLaren has in Woking, the team has confirmed that from 2015 season in Formula 1 will work hand Japanese manufacturer Honda, like they have in the past, during the decades of the ’80s and ’90.
For six seasons that Honda is absent in Formula 1: retired in 2008 due to financial problems. Something similar happened to another Japanese manufacturer when it was released in late 2009 the news: Toyota leaves Formula 1.
However, it is time for revenge for Honda, the first manufacturer to introduce turbocharged engines in the 80s, will return to Formula 1 to join McLaren, which in the past gave great interest to both brands.
Past alliances McLaren Honda
Between 1988 and 1992 the alliance McLaren Honda gave its best results in the hands of two legendary drivers: the Brazilian Ayrton Senna and Frenchman Alain Prost. Together, the team managed to stay with eight world titles, 44 grand prix, 53 pole positions and 30 fastest race laps. All this aboard the McLaren Honda MP4/4.
The McLaren Group CEO Martin Whitmarsh, did not hide his enthusiasm for this new partnership and said that it is “fantastic news for all those who love Formula 1”. At the same time, Whitmarsh said that “the names of McLaren and Honda are synonymous with success in Formula 1 by the weight of our successes in the past.”