Honda articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Honda confirm F1 return with McLaren in 2015 16th May 2013, 8:05

Honda have officially announced they will return to Formula One as an engine supplier to McLaren in the 2015 season.

Honda: “It would be nice to go back” to F1 10th October 2012, 12:12

The Honda name could return to Formula One according to head of research and design Yoshiharu Yamamoto.

Did Honda throw a championship away? 21st October 2009, 11:00

The remarkable story of Brawn has generated many column inches since the team won both championships on Sunday. But the flip side to the story is whether Honda’s decision to sell the team ten months ago must now be considered one of F1′s greatest blunders.

Button and Brawn can win titles in Japan 30th September 2009, 22:49

Update: see how Button and Brawn can win the titles in Brazil. The Japanese Grand Prix this weekend could see the conclusion of either or both world championships. Drivers’ championship Jenson Button will seal the drivers’ championship if he scores at least five points more than team mate Rubens Barrichello. He can do that by: […]

Jenson Button’s career in video (Part 2) 18th June 2009, 7:00

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look at the career of championship leader Jenson Button. Jenson Button struggled to find some traction for his F1 career at first, being inconsistent in his first few years. But he soon began to show genuine potential, and he made the most of whatever opportunites he had to […]

Rubens Barrichello’s career in video (p2) 16th April 2009, 7:00

Journeyer concludes his two-part look at Rubens Barrichello’s F1 career. Rubens Barrichello is the most experienced driver in Formula 1 history – and from the end of 1990s and throughout the 2000s he was usually found mixing it with the leaders and regularly winning races himself. But despite a long spell at multiple championship winners […]

Diffuser row set to drag on 26th March 2009, 15:15

Brawn GP, Williams and Toyota’s diffusers have been given the all-clear by the stewards in Melbourne. But Ferrari, BMW, Renault and Red Bull are intending to protest the decision. This means a Court of Appeal hearing into the legality of the parts will have to be held, most likely in the week after the Malaysian […]

Hamilton to drive Senna’s McLaren 19th March 2009, 18:55

Lewis Hamilton will drive the McLaren-Honda that Ayrton Senna won his first world championship in at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Earl of March announced today that Hamilton will be making his third visit to the festival and will drive a 1988 McLaren-Honda MP4-4. Senna scored his first of three world championships in […]

Brawn GP takes Honda F1′s place on the 2009 F1 grid – official 6th March 2009, 0:31

Ross Brawn has confirmed that his new team Brawn GP will take over from Honda and contest the 2009 F1 season. As has been rumoured in recent weeks the team will use the same Mercedes engines as McLaren and Force India. Ross Brawn will be team principal of his eponymous outfit and Jenson Button and […]

Honda ‘saved’ says Nick Fry 5th March 2009, 13:50

Nick Fry has told the BBC that the Honda F1 team has been saved. Fry said: “All the teams and their support have helped us preserve our team. So I, Ross [Brawn] and our 700 employees thank them.” The team is expected to field Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello in its two cars, which they […]