Honda ‘have not’ spoken with Manor

Date published: June 18 2015

Honda have denied reports that they have spoken with Manor about a possible engine deal in 2016.

At present Manor, formerly known as Marussia, do not have an engine deal in place for next season.

This has led to reports that they could swap from Ferrari power to Honda engines.

For now, though, no talks have taken place.

Honda told Sky Sports Digital: "Honda have not been speaking to Manor."

The company, though, admitted they are opening to supplying teams other than McLaren in time.

"We are invested in F1 for the long term, so having customer teams has always been a consideration for the future," it added.

"However, main priority at the moment is to focus on McLaren-Honda."