You may have heard already, but Honda is partnering once again with The McLaren Group to participate in the FIA Formula One (F1) World Championship for the 2015 season. On the McLaren website, they announced their delight about the “new multi-year Formula 1 technology partnership with Honda, which is reuniting an association that became one of the most successful and powerful in Formula 1 history during the 1980’s and 90’s.”
With shared responsibilities, Honda will be responsible for the development, manufacture and supply of the power unit, including the engine. McLaren will be responsible for the development and manufacture of the chassis as well as the management of the new team – McLaren Honda.
New F1 regulations have only furthered Honda’s excitement since it will inspire improvements to both the efficiency of a combustion engine and energy management technologies such as hybrid systems, something that Honda helped pioneer years ago. Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of Honda Motor Co Ltd., had the following to say: “Ever since its establishment, Honda has been a company which grows by taking on challenges in racing. Honda has a long history of advancing out technologies and nurturing our people by participating in the world’s most prestigious automobile racing series.” There is sure to be more exciting news in the upcoming months from this restored racing partnership. For the latest updates, continue to follow us at Hamilton Auto Blog.com or visit us at www.imagehonda.com
By: Amy Cochren
Credit: Honda News http://hondanews.ca/en/news/release/Honda-to-Participate-in-the-FIA-Formula-One-World-Championship Canada