Honda To Return To F1 With Mclaren?

If reports out of the Formula 1 circle are true, we may be seeing one of the greatest engine and chassis combos in F1 history return. Word has it that Honda will become the engine supplier for McLaren’s F1 team beginning in 2015. Neither party has confirmed the reports, but it seems F1′s move to turbo engines (which will be introduced in 2014) have Honda serious contemplating a return to the sport. Honda’s own F1 team was shut down in 2008, with the remnants of it turned into the championship-winning Brawn GP operation.

Honda has a rich history in F1, and there are many around the world who would love to see the company back in competition. What do you think about the idea of this legendary pairing making a comeback?

-Mike

Source: BBC Sport


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59 comments
lbh
lbh

if the regulations are loose enough to allow Honda to do their thing, I'd love to see them back

2222222
2222222

I'd rather like to see them at the 24hrs of Le Mans...

LMP > F1

Crook
Crook

Re-introduction*

weasel
weasel

will it make KERS and DRS any less boring?

McLarenF1LM
McLarenF1LM

That would be stuff of legend if Honda and Mclaren became partners in F1 again!

 

Speed333
Speed333

I think it will be good for F1, the fans Mclaren and Honda, I hope it happens

BenjaminSaucier
BenjaminSaucier

McLaren was having reliability issues last year but you can't deny that it started looking like they had the fastest car on the field by the end of 2012. So with or without Honda, I think McLaren has tapped into whatever it was missing before.

MugenBB6
MugenBB6

Just what honda needs to bring back their true racing spirit.

TRDAE86
TRDAE86

Please, Toyota follow suit! 

Option86
Option86

YES! YES!! *sobbing*

 

Can't wait!!

Gomez85
Gomez85

All we need is Senna and Prost to complete the trifecta....

xracer6
xracer6

I think that would be incredible! I'm a huge fan of both Honda and Mclaren alone. Both of them paired up? I'm down for that =]

milkplus
milkplus

Dear Speedhunters and Electronic Arts Inc. , please never show a red and/or white car again. My 6 year old daughter could have accidentally seen this obnoxious race car livery and have suddenly been overcome with the uncontrollable desire to smoke some delicious, refreshing tobacco cigarettes. Sure... it didnt' SAY it on there but it made me think of it.

 

SHAME ON YOU MIKE GARRETT!

JoeWhaler
JoeWhaler

Nope, I read this morning that Mclaren have signed with Mercedes for another 4 years

Jezza k
Jezza k

Wow really, if you checked the news at all not only are you late with this speculation by a day or so, mclaren have already denied it!

InnerToxicity
InnerToxicity

It'd be nice, and even tho it won't be like this I'm going to fantasise about the glory days of the Marlbro/Honda/McLaren turbo reign... *fantasises*

FunctionFirst
FunctionFirst

Honda should focus on building cars worth driving first. They already have the engine-thing down pat. 

apex_DNA
apex_DNA

@2222222 F1 is the pinnacle of car racing...

TeroK
TeroK

I think TMG is fully occupied by the LMP programme.

Sam
Sam

Toyota failed miserably at F1

Mike Garrett
Mike Garrett moderator

@milkplus My cats try to drink Miller and Budweiser whenever I watch NASCAR!

SaudQureshi
SaudQureshi

 @FunctionFirst Maybe that's why F1 is so important. The now legendary early to mid '90s era Honda lineup featured a lot of trickle down effect from the NSX and what Honda was doing in F1. Or so I've read. 

UMR
UMR

 @apex_DNA  @2222222 new F1 rule, the 2014 1.6L Turbo V6 engine would be compatible with both series. so if the are building one for F1, definitely LMP is also on the table!

Autolegend
Autolegend

Um, Wut? Do you actually watch F1? What you said was along the lines of Minardi winning an F1 race.

Dawsaurus
Dawsaurus

 @Mark Reyes  @milkplus If it had any more sarcasm Mark we'd all be.... well I don't know what happens when there's too much but it's pretty obvious lol

apex_DNA
apex_DNA

 @SaudQureshi  @FunctionFirst" The now legendary early to mid '90s era Honda lineup..."

 

You mean '92-95 Civic and 90-93 Integra? What about '96-00 Civic and '94-01 Integra? I doubt any of those would exist if it weren't for the '88-91 Civic, on which they all are based on, literally.

 

"...featured a lot of trickle down effect from the NSX and what Honda was doing in F1."

 

Not necessarily, a lot of of F1-derived technology like the double-wishbone suspension, PGM-FI and VTEC could be found in older Hondas, years before it made to the NSX.

 

"Or so I've read."

 

Now you know.

apex_DNA
apex_DNA

@Gomez85 @BenjaminSaucier @DrBimmer @carsonson Those are names I haven't heard in awhile.

apex_DNA
apex_DNA

@BenjaminSaucier @DrBimmer @carsonson I never said it did...but we can dream right?

BenjaminSaucier
BenjaminSaucier

 @apex_DNA  @DrBimmer  @carsonson carrying the Senna name doesn't give you the talent as well. He's not bad though. You see it more in Hamilton to be honest, I wonder what he thinks of this.

apex_DNA
apex_DNA

@Autolegend @ToyotaSupraMan @Gomez85 Not sure about Prost, but Senna isn't that bad imho

apex_DNA
apex_DNA

@SaudQureshi It was more along the lines of F1-derived technology trickling down FROM older Hondas TO the NSX, and of course, directly from F1 (and then some, I'm not sure what exactly, might have trickled down to the newer Hondas)...similar thing happened with the S2000, it was a combination of Honda's know-how up to that point in time (a lot of it was borrowed from Honda's own FF models), which set stage for the K-series motors used in Honda's FF (and AWD) lineup.

SaudQureshi
SaudQureshi

 @apex_DNA  So at the end of the day it was F1 derived, if not a trickle down from the NSX.


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