Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Honda | posted October 16, 2014 07:38
Returns for Formula 1 as McLaren power unit supplier
McLaren is pretty excited about the return of Honda as power unit supplier for the 2015 season of Formula 1 and as the development of the engine continues, Honda releases a photo and gives us a link with preliminary information about what will run the McLaren F1 race car next year.
"Working toward Honda's F1 participation starting in the 2015 season, development of the power unit is entering its prime phase at our R&D facility in Sakura (Tochigi, Japan), where we transferred our automobile motor sports development earlier this year. In addition to conducting simulations, we have moved onto the next stage where we conduct full-fledged bench tests of the engine while connecting the turbocharger and energy recovery systems. In the meantime, our racing operation base in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, has become fully operational. At this time, we are unveiling an image of our power unit that is under development. The whole team is concentrating on this development, getting ready for the forthcoming start of F1 participation in 6 months. Please stay tuned for further updates," said Yasuhisa Arai, Senior Managing Officer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd
Browse on over to http://world.honda.com/Formula-1/powerunit/ to get a highly interactive look at Honda’s 2015 F1 engine.