Tag Archive: Honda

Sep 21

Hamilton surprised McLaren-Honda F1 split did not happen sooner

McLaren and Honda have been struggling at the back of the grid since linking up in 2015

2017-06-10_2601Lewis Hamilton is surprised that McLaren did not ditch struggling Formula 1 engine partner Honda sooner after his former team announced last Friday it would be parting company with the Japanese marque at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Alonso wants to go ‘back to normality’ with McLaren next year

“So, as I said, back to normality.”

2017-06-11_3328Fernando Alonso is eager to go “back to normality” in 2018 and return to the front of the Formula 1 grid as he continues to mull over his future with McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Statement from Castrol Honda WTCC

Tiago Monteiro was transferred to a clinic in his home country

WTCC Tiago Monteiro enthusiastic about racing in HungaryWe are very pleased to report that FIA World Touring Car Championship leader Tiago Monteiro has returned to Portugal for the first time since his recent testing incident at Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Scuderia Toro Rosso to join forces with Honda

Honda and Toro Rosso will work as one team to strive for progress and a successful future together

07 - Scuderia Toro Rosso Scuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to announce that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Honda Motor Co. Ltd. to run Honda power units starting from the 2018 Formula 1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

Ecclestone: It’s McLaren’s fault for Honda failure

“The Renault deal is all done. Alonso staying is super news.”

Zak Brown- Bernie EcclestoneFormula 1 chairman emeritus Bernie Ecclestone has pointed the finger of blame at McLaren for its split from Honda after three years of unreliable and underpowered engines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13

Honda ‘hoping’ for points as McLaren split beckons

“Hopefully we can provide the drivers with a good package so they can be in the hunt for much-needed points.”

2017-06-09-15-23-28_2102While speculation continues to mount on the impending McLaren-Honda divorce, Yusuke Hasegawa sees the Singapore Grand Prix as a pivotal opportunity for points before the end of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

Brown: McLaren can navigate any financial hit from Honda divorce

“We can’t afford not to be on the podium” – Brown

2017-06-11_1438As its divorce with Honda appears to near, Zak Brown says McLaren can navigate any financial situation it faces with a possible loss of funding from the Japanese manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 06

WTCC leader Monteiro’s top tips for F1’s Vandoorne

Stofel Vandoorne got behind the wheel of a Honda touring car with Monteiro

WTCC leader Monteiro’s top tips for F1’s VandoorneMcLaren Formula One racer Stofel Vandoorne sampled Honda power of a different kind when he linked up with the make’s FIA World Touring Car Championship stars Norbert Michelisz and Tiago Monteiro at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 05

Time of the essence for McLaren in striking 2018 engine deal

McLaren must know what direction it is going in by the time the paddock next convenes in Singapore

2017-06-09-14-58-56_1982McLaren Formula 1 racing director Eric Boullier feels that time is of the essence for the British team as talks continue with Renault and Honda over a 2018 engine supply. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

‘Fitting tribute’ set to celebrate Bruce McLaren legacy

Boullier hints it will be ‘a fitting tribute’ to the founder’s legacy

2017-06-11_1205“Bruce would have celebrated his 80th birthday on 30th August, so on Sunday we’ll be honouring his incredible legacy with a fitting tribute.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 19

Alonso could explore options outside F1 for 2018

Alonso could explore options outside F1 for 2018

2017-06-11_0551Fernando Alonso is willing to consider competing outside of Formula 1 in 2018 if he is unable to find a seat that will give him a chance to win races next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 18

Marko: P3 ‘the best Red Bull can get’ with Renault engines

Red Bull is still over 170 points behind Mercedes at the head of the constructors’ championship

2017-06-11_1349Trailing Mercedes and Ferrari in the F1 constructors’ championship, Red Bull has struggled to keep up through the first half of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 16

Canada’s First National Superbike Champion George Morin announced as Superbike Doubleheader weekend Grand Marshal

Canada’s biggest motorcycle road racing event of the year

Canada’s First National Superbike Champion George Morin 1George Morin, Canada’s first ever Superbike National Champion, has been announced as the Grand Marshal for this weekend’s Superbike Doubleheader at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), August 18-20.

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Aug 05

Honda ‘to take a deep breath’ over the F1 summer shutdown

McLaren-Honda enjoyed its best race of the season in Hungary

2017-06-11_1438Having wrapped up Formula 1 testing at the Hungaroring, Honda’s principal engineer Satoshi Nakamura says the Japanese manufacturer will pause over the summer break have trailed new power unit parts as part of its continual hunt for performance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 29

Sauber explains why it ditched Honda for Ferrari

“We had the opportunity to discuss with Ferrari to get the new-spec engine “

2017-06-09-14-17-28_1599New Sauber boss Frederic Vasseur has explained the reasons behind the team’s decision to scrap its partnership with Honda before it had even begun.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

The planned technological partnership between the Sauber F1 Team and Honda is cancelled

The new Sauber engine partner will be announced shortly

10 - Sauber F1 TeamThe technological partnership between the Sauber F1 Team and Honda, which was intended to start from 2018 onwards, is no longer in place.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 26

Like it or not, Formula E is the future of motorsport

It’s up to manufacturers to jump on board or get left behind

Mercedes’ announcement that it would be snapping up its option on a Formula E entry and joining the electric revolution in 2019 caused quite a stir in motorsport circles when the news dropped on Monday night.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 25

Spurning Ferrari juniors a ‘defeat for the system’ – Minardi

“If it is otherwise it would be a defeat for the whole Ferrari system that is directed at young drivers and Italian motor sport”

2017-06-07_0188Former F1 team boss Giancarlo Minardi says Ferrari must make more of an effort to promote its junior drivers following Haas’ assertion that it plans to retain both of its current drivers for the 2018 F1 season.
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Jul 01

Honda finds fix for what was plaguing its IndyCar engines

“It’s not saying we won’t have more failures, but we won’t have that failure anymore.”

HondaScott Dixon’s win June 25 in the KOHLER Grand Prix gave Honda its sixth victory in the Verizon IndyCar Series this season, in what’s shaping up to be quite the competition with manufacturer Chevrolet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 21

Mercedes unwilling to ‘interfere’ in McLaren-Honda relationship

“This is not our priority at the moment. First we would like to see Honda and McLaren sorting out their relationship.”

2017-06-09-09-06-51_0036Toto Wolff says that Mercedes is unwilling to “interfere” in McLaren-Honda’s current relationship amid speculation that it could be set to power the British team from 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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