In addition to the brand new livery, specially designed for the race in Turkey, it was also announced yesterday that Honda will continue to be involved in Red Bull’s project and accompany them after this year.
For example, Red Bull will take over employees and continue to use Honda’s technology. Honda managing director Masashi Yamamoto tells The Race that he personally doesn’t think Honda will leave F1 for good. He expects Honda to return. “I personally think so, we’ll be back. Now it’s a situation where Honda needs to focus on the carbon neutral and we need to accelerate the project. But once it goes well, I think there will be people who want to do F1 within Regardless of the outcome, there will be a lot of people at Honda who love Formula 1 and especially the people who want the challenge of developing our technology here will always want to take on the challenge.”
Performance this season will not affect any return
Yamamoto further does not think this season’s result will have any impact on whether Honda will return to F1 or not. “It’s very difficult to answer that, but probably these decisions won’t really be influenced by the outcome.” When asked whether F1 will remain part of Honda’s history, Yamamoto also said: “I think so. It is the history of the company and it is very important.”
Honda wants to win championship
Before Honda actually leaves F1, they still plan to win a championship with Red Bull this season. Because if it doesn’t happen this year, it won’t happen for Honda for a while, Yamamoto said. transition, some people stay on to give our work to them. The easiest way to say is we’ll be gone – marketing and management – off the track. So, Honda is gone.”