Tag Archive: Honda

Feb 24

McLaren-Honda MCL32 launch (updated, +videos)

New colour scheme

2017-02-24 - McLaren-Honda MCL32 launch Most strikingly apparent is the MCL32’s new colour scheme, which blends old-school McLaren history with contemporary thinking on vehicle livery design.

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Feb 11

Hondas rise to top in Phoenix open test night practice

Drivers stocked with Honda engines and aero kits recorded the six fastest laps

Marco Andretti

Nighttime was the right time for Honda on the first day of the Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Phoenix Raceway.

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Feb 01

Aleshin returning to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in No. 7 Honda

It’s official: Mikhail Aleshin is returning to drive for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season

Mikhail AleshinAleshin’s return to the team had been speculated since the conclusion of the 2016 season, but was not confirmed until today. The announcement was made in Aleshin’s native Russia that the 29-year-old from Moscow will drive the No. 7 Honda with sponsorship once again from SMP Racing, the Russian motorsports program. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Honda tests to be best in WTCC

Norbert Michelisz, Ryo Michigami and Tiago Monteiro are due to complete a three-day test

Honda tests to be best in WTCCHonda’s bid for FIA World Touring Car Championship silverware is in full swing with the factory squad’s trio of rapid racers in Spanish testing action this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Honda enforces WTCC commitment with three-car entry

Norbert Michelisz and Tiago Monteiro will be among the title contenders

Honda enforces WTCC commitment with three-car entryHonda has enforced its commitment to the FIA World Touring Car Championship by confirming it will enter a three-car factory line-up for a second season running. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 20

Ganassi-Honda reunification still a work in progress

The news altered the landscape of racing

Chip Ganassi RacingChip Ganassi Racing’s decision to return to Honda after three years with Chevrolet changed the power dynamic in the Verizon IndyCar Series, pitting rivals in opposite camps and elevating Honda’s standing in the ever-important battle between manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Experienced Magnussen will push Haas forward – Grosjean

By joining Haas, Magnussen will become the first driver to have sampled Renault, Mercedes, Honda and Ferrari V6 Hybrid engines.

2016-10-23_72163 Romain Grosjean feels Haas stands to make good gains next season following its decision to sign Kevin Magnussen for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Alonso wants McLaren’s 2017 gains to be ‘final step’

“If we are able to produce a quick car from race one we have a chance to do well”

2016-10-23_72726 Fernando Alonso says McLaren’s improvements this season give a promising indication for a similar step in 2017 where he hopes this team can catch the world title contenders. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Honda Motor signs five-year agreement for the MotoGP™ class with Dorna

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana

Honda Motor signs five-year agreement for the MotoGP™ class with Dorna Honda Motor, the first ever Japanese manufacturer to have participated in the motorcycle racing World Championship, has signed the manufacturer agreement with Dorna for a period of five years. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Alexander Rossi honored as NIASHF Athlete of the Year

“This has been another fantastic year in my career and it’s truly an honor to accept the NIASHF Athlete of the Year award” – Alexander Rossi

Alexander Rossi Alexander Rossi will be honored with the prestigious 2016 Athlete of the Year award to add to his accolades following a sensational debut Verizon IndyCar Series season with Andretti Autosport and Honda.

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Oct 26

Monteiro not giving up on second in the WTCC

Portuguese Honda driver Monteiro lost vital ground to Muller during an off-form visit to China last month

Monteiro not giving up on second in the WTCCTiago Monteiro believes he can cancel out Yvan Muller’s 31-point advantage and snatch second place from the Frenchman in the final FIA World Touring Car Championship standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Honda’s F1 rivals happy to see 2016 gains

After a frustrating first year back in F1 in 2015
Honda's F1 rivals happy to see 2016 gainsHonda’s power unit manufacturer rivals in Formula 1 are pleased to see the Japanese squad make vast improvements from last season and feel it is healthier for the sport to have stronger competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Honda, Mazda pace opening practice for WeatherTech Championship

Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

Honda and Mazda led Thursday’s opening IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice sessions at Road Atlanta, preparing for Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort (FOX Sports GO, FS1, Live, 11 a.m. ET). Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Aero kit development frozen for 2017; Series plans universal car in 2018

The announcement follows an extended dialogue with Chevrolet, Honda, our teams and stakeholders

Watkins Glen InternationalINDYCAR announced it has placed a freeze on aero kit development for manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda that will take effect immediately in preparation for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Manufacturers will run their current aero kit specifications next season as INDYCAR prepares to introduce a universal aero kit for the start of the 2018 season.

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Sep 04

WTCC: All Honda podium as López takes provisional WTCC title

José María López is the provisional FIA World Touring Car champion for 2016 subject to official FIA confirmation

Race report: All Honda podium as López takes provisional WTCC title*Norbert Michelisz headed a Honda 1-2-3 on home soil as José María López became provisional FIA World Touring Car champion* for 2016 following two action-packed races at Twin Ring Motegi, venue of WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan, this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

MotoGP™ experience enhanced with latest 360 Gyroscopic OnBoard Camera (+video)

Watch Valentino Rossi overtake Maverick Viñales from the 360 Gyroscopic OnBoard Camera

2016-09-04-0079 Since the introduction of an innovative tail camera on Valentino Rossi’s Honda back in 2003, Dorna Sports has made significant strides in developing custom OnBoard cameras to offer a unique view of MotoGP™ action.

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Aug 31

WTCC: Monteiro shrugs off WTCC weight rise

Carrying the maximum 80 kilograms of success ballast at FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD this weekend won’t hold back Honda star Tiago Monteiro

Tiago Monteiro aiming to continue fighting for the championship in Argentina The Portuguese, who still has a shot at the WTCC Drivers’ title, won for Honda at Twin Ring Motegi last season. And the ex-Formula One racer sees no reason why he can’t challenge for top spot again, despite the added compensation weight, which is designed to equalise on-track performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 09

Alonso: 2017 Question marks offer McLaren hope

“The team is strong, the technical people we have are united and I think we have a good balance in the team”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0033 Fernando Alonso is optimistic McLaren and Honda will use the opportunity of next year’s overhaul in technical regulations to make a definitive step towards the front of the field. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Renault-Red Bull extension ‘straightforward’ – Horner

Red Bull has hinted it will continue with its policy of re-branding its engine having labelled it as TAG-Heuer this year
Christian Horner says the decision to extend Red Bull Racing’s engine partnership deal with Renault was a logical one to make, despite high-profile ructions in 2015 that very nearly brought its relationship to an abrupt end. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Chevrolet dominance at Detroit challenged by Honda, Mazda in Chevrolet Sports Car Classic

Round 5 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Undefeated in four races at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park, the Corvette DPs enter Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers as a favorite to win Round 5 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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