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Honda want to take the next step forward by not having to rely on a select number of circuits on the calendar to challenge for Formula 1 race wins.
Honda’s F1 managing director Masashi Yamamoto says that their ability to hit targets throughout 2019 has built vital “trust” between themselves and Red Bull.
Honda impressed Mercedes engine chief Andy Cowell in 2019, and he believes they’re “way ahead” of Ferrari when it comes to development.
Honda’s F1 technical director Toyoharu Tanabe has said that he asked for a “review” from trackside personnel after Honda returned to a two-team supply in 2019.
Christian Horner says that, for the first time, his team have an engine supplier who delivers on what they promise in Honda.
Max Verstappen says he “loves” working with Honda due to their attention to detail, all the way down to their “stickers and wires”.
Honda’s F1 technical director Toyoharu Tanabe has revealed that they wanted their Spec 2 power unit to be ready for the start of 2019.
After a solid first season with Honda power, Max Verstappen says next season’s goal is to for the World title.
Honda’s Formula 1 technical director Toyoharu Tanabe admits that as they improve as an engine manufacturer, big gains are becoming “harder” to find.
Continuing to reflect on the F1 2019 season, we pick out what we feel are the five biggest success stories to come from another eventful campaign.
Honda has apologised for Max Verstappen’s Abu Dhabi issues, conceding that while the power unit control problem didn’t cause a big deficit, it could have.
McLaren CEO, Zak Brown, has given credit to Helmut Marko for his role in replacing Renault engines with Honda power at Red Bull.
Red Bull principal Christian Horner says Honda won’t commit to F1 beyond 2021 until they have more information on engine rules beyond that year.
Max Verstappen says Red Bull “always want more” from their Honda engine as together they look to end Mercedes’ dominance.
Honda put the talk of them leaving F1 to bed for now by confirming they would supply Red Bull and Toro Rosso for 2021, but Max Verstappen was “never worried” about the rumours.
Honda will remain in Formula 1 until at least 2021 after signing an extension to their deal to supply engines to Red Bull and Toro Rosso.
Honda has said that they need to keep a balance between costs and performance in order to remain in Formula 1 beyond the end of the 2020 season.
Red Bull principal Christian Horner believes their recent upturn in form will prove to be “very important” in keeping Honda in F1.
Mattia Binotto says it would be “unfair” to question Red Bull and Honda’s pace after Max Verstappen claimed pole position and the victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel joked that Honda’s pace at Interlagos was “suspicious” after Max Verstappen landed pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Following the recent rumblings around the legality of Ferrari’s PU, Honda say a “fair” engine battle is all they ask for.
Honda is yet to make a decision on whether or not they will remain in Formula 1 after 2020, but Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko says they will do so before the final race of this season.
Honda would not be drawn on whether Ferrari’s Austin drop-off was the result of the FIA’s TD, Toyoharu Tanabe says all they know for sure is that there was a drop-off.
Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko says that Honda are not yet committed to Formula 1 beyond 2020.
Honda managing director, Masashi Yamamoto, has said the Japanese engine manufacturers currently have no plans to return as a factory team.
Honda have confirmed there is “no damage” to Daniil Kvyat’s engine after he came to a early stop during first practice at the Russian Grand Prix.
The Honda-powered cars of Max Verstappen, Alex Albon, Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly have been handed a handicap for the Russian Grand Prix as they will take engine penalties.
Honda’s F1 technical director Toyoharu Tanabe has revealed that they can’t rule out further power cutouts for Max Verstappen.
Red Bull have every intention of continuing with Honda long-term, especially as their first season together has already yielded two race wins.
Honda have confirmed Max Verstappen will be starting the Italian Grand Prix from the back of the grid, along with former team-mate Pierre Gasly.