Yamamoto not ruling out Honda comeback: “I hope and think Honda will return one day”


Honda exits Formula 1 on a high after the Japanese engine supplier competed in the premier class for another seven years. Despite the recent departure, Masashi Yamamoto, head of the Japanese engine manufacturer, does not rule out Honda’s return to Formula 1 in the future.

Honda returned to the top podium in 2015 after a time of absence, doing so together with British McLaren. It was the final advance to Max Verstappen’s world title, Yamamoto saw. “We should not forget McLaren, with whom we started our period in 2015. They have also always helped us with maximum effort towards the best results. Now that we have helped Verstappen to the world championship, we can say that our project has been a success,” says him versus Formula 1.

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The seven-year period has been full of ups and downs and the Japanese is proud of all the challenges Honda has managed to beat. “Despite dealing with some logistical difficulties, especially in times of the pandemic, we managed to fight with very strong rivals and eventually emerged at the top of the Formula 1 world,” he said. proud of last season and the period before that.

History repeats itself

Honda is now leaving the sport with a brand new world title in its pocket. Despite the lack of official comments about a comeback in the future, Yamamoto hopes that one day they will be seen again in Formula 1. “Personally I hope and expect Honda to return to Formula 1. It is of course up to young people with interest in motorsport that can convince the older guard. But: history repeats itself, so I hope it can happen,” concludes the Honda Motorsport director.

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