Honda articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Honda: 1963-2008 in videos part 2 9th December 2008, 7:00

Honda’s stay in F1 has been remarkable, achieving many a win, and scoring a couple of titles along the way. But the 1990s and 2000s never quite saw Honda return to their glory days of the 1980s.

Honda: 1963-2008 in videos part 1 8th December 2008, 7:00

Guest writer Journeyer charts the history of the three ages of Honda in F1 in this two-part video series. Honda’s sudden withdrawal from the sport has shocked F1. Honda was one of the few companies that held motorsport in high regard, entering F1 only three years after building their first car. Honda’s rich heritage makes […]

Honda: 2006-2008 in pictures 6th December 2008, 12:07

Honda’s attempted return to Formula 1 racing as a full constructor lasted exactly 53 races. In that time it ascended to the top step of the podium and then plunged to the back of the field once again. After two seasons in the doldrums many expected the team to get back on its feet in […]

F1 links: More Honda fall-out

Scuderia Toro Rosso make approach for Jenson Button "Jenson Button was thrown a potential career lifeline today when it emerged that an approach had been made to him by Scuderia Toro Rosso, one of the few teams to have a vacant slot left for next season." (Thanks Andy for the link) Honda BSB plans secure […]

Sky news interview with me on Honda (with thanks to Sidepodcast)

I’ve been back on Sky News tonight talking about the fall-out from Honda’s F1 withdrawal: This video was very kindly encoded and uploaded by the Sidepodcast team (subscribe here) so big thanks to them.

The official announcement from Honda and the FIA’s response in full 5th December 2008, 8:56

Honda president and CEO Takeo Fukui has officially announced the withdrawal of Honda from Formula One.

How will Honda quitting affect F1? 4th December 2008, 22:35

It now seems inevitable that Honda will announce in a few hours’ time that it is going to sell its F1 team or close it. F1 could be left with only nine teams, drivers will be left without seats, and the continued participation of other manufacturers may be in doubt. How will Honda’s departure affect […]

Speculation around Honda’s F1 future (Update: Honda to sell team or quit)

Pitpass and GrandPrix.com are questioning the future of Honda’s F1 team and suggesting it could be sold or pulled out of F1. Is this just speculation during a slow time for Formula 1 or is Honda about to become F1’s first victim of the financial downturn?

F1 teams lobby for equal engines (Poll) 11th November 2008, 7:00

Honda and Renault are leading the push for F1 engines to have equal power outputs in 2009. Renault?s Flavio Briatore is said to have demanded the equalisation because Renault, unlike many other teams, did not get around the ??engine freeze? rules to enhance its power output in 2008. Should the FIA equalise engine power in […]

$4,378,133 – the price of a point in 2008 9th November 2008, 11:48

Ferrari is the F1 team that made the best use of its budget in 2008. The constructors’ champions spent $2.4m per point this year – less than any of its rivals. At the other end of the scale, Force India and Super Aguri (deceased) failed to score at all, giving no return on their comparatively […]