Tag Archive: Honda

Feb 06

Mercedes refusing to discount Honda or Renault

The manufacturer has dominated F1 since the change to regulation of V6 Hybrid power units

2016-01-14-15-54-49_0261 Mercedes’ Andy Cowell says Honda and Renault are very capable of making ‘big, big gains’ to bring them into line with Mercedes and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Jacobsen to spearhead Honda’s World Supersport assault in 2016

Alongside compatriot and World Superbike rider Nicky Hayden

Jacobsen to spearhead Honda’s World Supersport assault in 2016 Patrick ‘PJ’ Jacobsen and the Honda World Supersport Team are ready to challenge for top honours in the upcoming 2016 FIM Supersport World Championship campaign.

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Feb 01

Honda wins for first time in Rolex 24 At Daytona

It may have been the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance sports car race, but it still saw a first

Ryan Hunter-ReayHonda, a part of Indy car racing as an engine supplier since 1994 and partner and manufacturer to the Verizon IndyCar Series since 2003, captured its first victory in the premier North American sports car event that annually kicks off the racing season.

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Jan 27

Sykes Fastest on Day 1

Kawasaki top the timings after first day on track in Jerez

2013 World Champion Tom Sykes was fastest on Day 1 of the Jerez test, with Chaz Davies piloting his Ducati 1199 Panigale R second fastest by the end of the day, just over a tenth and a half behind. Reigning champion Jonathan Rea ended the day third, just ahead of new Kentucky kid on the block, Honda’s Nicky Hayden. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Has Honda cured its power deficit?

McLaren-Honda will start the 2016 Formula 1 season with a significantly improved power unit
2015-10-24_39755 Modifications to the Honda engine will see McLaren begin the 2016 Formula 1 season with significantly more power available to it, according to sources.

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Jan 20

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreed

All new agreements will still need to be ratified by the World Motorsport Council.

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreedF1 teams and the FIA agree to engine cost cutting measures in return for the V6 Hybrid power units to stay in play until 2020, it is understood. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Williams should drop Mercedes for Honda – Hill

“I would have liked to have seen Williams opt to go with the Honda engine, I think Honda are going to fight back.”

2015-10-25_41605 Former champion Damon Hill feels Williams can only challenge Mercedes if it considers changing engines to Honda, despite its ‘catastrophic’ return. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Tiago Monteiro in the WTCC 2016 with Honda

The new car’s 2016 livery will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st
Tiago Monteiro in the WTCC 2016 with Honda Tiago Monteiro is thrilled to confirm that he will be racing for the Honda Racing – Team JAS in the upcoming 2016 season of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC.

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Jan 13

WTCC promoter welcomes expanded Honda effort

Third factory car aligned for the first time by Honda in the WTCC

WTCC promoter welcomes expanded Honda effort Honda’s decision to increase its commitment to the FIA World Touring Car Championship with the addition of a third factory car to its 2016 line-up is a significant milestone in the WTCC’s history. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Manufacturers seek to entice Todt with cheaper engines

Such a move would likely irk Bernie Ecclestone

F1 - La Grille - photo Getty Images Manufacturers are set to reduce the price of its engines for customer teams as a way of avoiding the introduction of a ‘customer engine’, according to reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Honda, Corvette, Lamborghini top scoring charts in second day of Roar At Daytona

C.J. Wilson takes first laps in Continental Tire Challenge Porsche
Oliver Pla led the scoring charts for the second day in a row, joined by three new leaders in other respective IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship classes during practice in the Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

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Jan 05

Dakar: Joan Barreda rockets ahead

Price at CP1

Dakar 2016 logo The leader of the official Honda team and winner of the prologue seems to have struck a major blow on the start of this special. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 02

Rosberg: You always have to reckon with Red Bull

“They are a very strong team”

Rosberg: You always have to reckon with Red BullNico Rosberg: Up to one and a half years ago, Red Bull were absolutely dominant, simply unbeatable. They could always make a comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Best of 2015: Red Bull proves it still has a GSOH

As we near the end of 2015, we take a look back at some of the best – and worst – F1 moments

Embedded image permalinkAfter rejections from Ferrari, Mercedes and Honda, Red Bull Racing turns to ‘lonely car’ ads to desperately seek a new engine partner. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 14

Dennis retains ‘robust’ attitude on McLaren sponsor ‘rate card’

“Do I lose sleep over sponsors? No I don’t. We’re strong, very strong, financially”

2015-10-23_39346 Ron Dennis says he won’t reduce his ‘rate card’ at McLaren to provide prospective sponsors greater team presence than they can offer financially. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Honda WSBK enters winter break after successful test at Jerez

This was the last outing of the year for the Dutch-based outfit before the start of the testing ban

Honda WSBK enters winter break after successful test at Jerez The Honda World Superbike Team completed a three-day test at Circuito de Jerez today in readiness for the 2016 FIM Superbike World Championship.

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Nov 25

Manufacturers to collaborate as alternative engine rejected

Prompted by the FIA’s desire to cut cost

2015-10-24_39787Manufacturers will come together to devise their own proposal addressing costs after the F1 Commission rejected the FIA’s ‘customer’ alternative

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Nov 17

Mercedes hints it will discuss engine price ‘compromise’

Wolff maintains he is open to discussing the potential to lower prices of its engines
Mercedes hints it will discuss engine price ‘compromise’Toto Wolff airs his frustration about the ‘political agendas’ behind the move to develop a customer engine, but says Mercedes is open to discussion.

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Nov 15

Wolff takes aim at customer engine plans

Toto Wolff: I think many of us and many of you share the opinion that the ‘balance of performance’ engine doesn’t work…

Wolff takes aim at customer engine plansMercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has called into question the FIA’s much discussed plans to introduce an independent ‘customer engine’ from 2017, using the example of series’ to suggest balancing the performance of two different powerplants won’t work. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Red Bull at risk of missing first 2016 F1 test

Red Bull remains without an engine for the 2016 season after its bitter divorce from Renault

2015-10-24_40318 Christian Horner concedes Red Bull could miss the first pre-season F1 test of 2016 if it doesn’t source an engine deal in the next two weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

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