Honda to leave Formula 1 after 2021 seasonOctober 2, 2020
Honda acts as a supplier of motors for two teams in royal races.
Honda announced that it will stop participating in Formula 1 races after the end of the 2021 season. Recall that this engine supplier has a rich history – in the 80s of the last century, their engines were installed on the cars of the McLaren team, for which the legendary Senna-Prost driver team played. In the 2000s, Honda had their own factory team in F1, which performed very well in 2004, and in 2006 Jenson Button brought her her first victory.
After a long break, Honda returned to the royal race in 2015 as a minder for the McLaren team, but this time the duo did not become legendary – the Japanese frequency motors were out of order, and they simply did not have enough speed on the straight lines.
At the moment, Honda motors are installed on Red Bull and Alpha Tauri cars – last year they won three victories, and in the 2020 season Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly won the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix and the Italian Grand Prix …
Many counted on the successful continuation of cooperation, but the next season will be the last.
The management of the Japanese company commented on its decision – according to them, the automotive industry is on the verge of big changes, so the funds will be used to create the power plants of the future. At the same time, the achievements gained in F1 will be very useful for the Japanese.
The leadership of the teams “Red Bull” and “Alpha Tauri” have already said that the decision was not easy, but they are going to fight for the highest places at the end of this and the beginning of next seasons.
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