Tag Archive: Honda

Aug 18

F1 Belgian Grand Prix: Honda prepares update but braces for penalties

The Japanese firm has been working hard over the summer break to update its much maligned power unit

2015-06-04_0611 Honda pins its hopes on its latest engine upgrade, but concedes Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button could face penalties in the meantime. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

Firestone tire test, team testing on the IMS oval

Six Verizon IndyCar Series drivers will participate in on-track testing Aug. 12 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tire TestThe 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET session will incorporate a Firestone tire test to be conducted with Marco Andretti in the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet, along with four drivers participating in team testing on the 2.5-mile oval. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Honda lays out engine token plans ahead of Spa

“Not all of our upgrades will be in place for the Belgium Grand Prix”

2015-06-05_1185 Yasuhisa Arai confirms Honda’s plan to use a number of its engine tokens in the run up to the Belgian Grand Prix to introduce a new power unit specification. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Honda: We didn’t imagine F1 comeback to be so hard

Yasuhisa Arai admits Honda didn’t expect to be tackling the challenges it has been facing since its return to F1

2015-06-07_1663 Honda F1 Motorsport boss Yasuhisa Arai has admitted the challenges of returning to Formula 1 have been much harder than the company had envisaged, but remains confident its approach will eventually yield the results anticipated. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Mercedes may relent on engine development for good of F1

“It has never happened before that one was asked to stop development, or to be frozen, to allow the others to catch up.”

2015-06-05_0004 Toto Wolff says Mercedes is willing to listen to proposals that would effectively allow Renault and Honda a chance to catch up in engine development. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

McLaren feeling pinch as it mounts pressure on Honda

“We have good forecasts for next year, but its going to hurt us in terms of revenue and we will have to find a way to curb this.”

2015-06-04_0302 McLaren admits its lack of success with Honda is having wider ramifications, suggesting the two companies have different timeframes for success. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Todt convinced Renault, Honda will catch Mercedes

Jean Todt plays down Renault and Honda’s struggles, insisting they have the ability to catch Mercedes and Ferrari eventually

2015-06-21_0119Jean Todt says he is certain Renault and Honda have the ability to catch Mercedes and Ferrari, despite Christian Horner saying the sport cannot afford to the manufacturers struggling in this climate. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Christian Horner suggests the sport should consider charging an independent observer like Ross Brawn with determining F1’s future

Horner: We need someone like Brawn to design F1 future

2015-02-27 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Christian Horner - Dr Helmut Marko Christian Horner has suggested an ‘independent’ figure could prove a solution to determining Formula 1’s future as he once against hit out at the ineffectiveness of F1’s Strategy Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Justin Wilson to tackle Pikes Peak Hill Climb with Honda

The event is June 28 up the 14,110-foot mountain in Colorado

Justin WilsonVerizon IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson will tackle the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the Honda-powered HPD ARX-04b LMP2 coupe that competed in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

McLaren needs an ‘extreme approach’ to win again

“It is taking time, but I’m optimistic.” – Alonso 

2015-06-06_2044 The ‘extreme approach’ of starting a new collaboration with Honda is the the only way McLaren will get the better of Mercedes, according to Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Keyvan Andres Sweeps VIR Practice

In second for the day was Keith Grant

Formula Atlantic logo Top times for Atlantic Championship Series practice at VIR consisted of Keyvan Andres with the fast time of 1:44.086 that he put down during practice session two. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Canadian Grand Prix: Ferrari, Honda use first power unit tokens

Ferrari and Honda are the first engine manufacturers to spend a portion of their allocated upgrade ‘tokens’, it is confirmed.

2014-06-08_0852Ferrari and Honda have become the first power unit manufacturers to spend a portion of their allocated update tokens as they look to make up ground on their respective rivals. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Collaborative efforts: Tire specs match aero kits

Firestone Firehawk tires for the March 27-29 season opener are the same specification as last yeay

Firestone Alternate Red TiresThere’s an underlying unknown with the Chevrolet and Honda aerodynamic bodywork packages that will debut in competition this week during the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Development continues ahead of season opener

Drivers quickly find speed with new aero bodywork

Verizon IndyCar logo Simona de Silvestro will test the Honda aero package for the first time next week at Sebring International Raceway in an Andretti Autosport-prepared car in preparation for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

She’s back: De Silvestro will open with Andretti

Fan favorite Simona De Silvestro is returning to the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Simona De SilvestroDe Silvestro, 26, will drive an Andretti Autosport Honda in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 27-29, the team announced. Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz also will drive Andretti Autosport-prepared cars in the 110-lap race (3 p.m. ET, ABC) that features the competition debut of aerodynamic bodywork kits supplied by Chevrolet and Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Honda aero kit full of performance potential

Steve Eriksen says the introduction of aerodynamic bodywork to the Verizon IndyCar Series will usher in a new era in racing.

HPD Honda Aero Kit Unveil“It’s pretty wild, and it’s really wide open. It’s more open than Formula One,” the vice president and COO of Honda Performance Development said of the program from design and testing to manufacturing and supplying its six Verizon IndyCar Series teams.

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Mar 05

Kuno Wittmer with Honda for the Continental Challenge

Quebec driver taking the track at the Sebring Raceway on March 20th

2014-10-28_0028 Montreal driver Kuno Wittmer, GT Le Mans class champion in last year’s North American endurance United SportsCar series, will take on a whole new challenge on March 20th as he drives for Honda of America Racing Team in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

The Montreal Motorcycle Show: Winter is no match for riding enthusiasts!

The next edition of the Montreal Motorcycle Show rolls into town February 26 to 28, 2016. See you next year!

The Montreal Motorcycle Show logo The Montreal Motorcycle Show, presented by La Capitale General Insurance, demonstrated once again just how passionate Quebecers are about riding and their motorcycles.

Flagworld photo album

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Mar 03

Getting educated with Will Harvey

Harvey’s origins in racing come from humble beginnings that are relatable to most. 

F1600 F Championship logo Back in the F1600 Formula F Championship Series this year is Will Harvey, driver of the No. 27 Mygale/Honda for Chastain Motorsports; who is ready to put in the work not only in the cockpit but in the classroom as well; and with being in the middle of his freshman year at MIT, Harvey is a busy guy, but shows no signs of letting off the throttle for the 21-race 2015 season.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

Montreal Motorcycle Show 2015

Attractions For Every Kind Of Rider At The Montreal Motorcycle Show

The Montreal Motorcycle Show logo Straddle the first electric Harley‐Davidson, visit the Can‐Am Spyder display, join in She Rides Nite, take part in training sessions, demonstrations, seminars, and more.

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