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Honda to withdraw from Formula One at end of 2021 season

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By Pavel Golovkin

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One of my sons-in-law had a chance to drive one of these vehicles, and he said it was a lot of fun. That said, I don't see much point in this sort of thing.

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I wish them luck with their new tech.

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"Honda later left the sport, returning in 2015 but struggled for three years working with McLaren." Actually, it was McLaren that struggled with Honda for three years - their engines were underpowered and unreliable.

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Honda always did it like that way and move away from F1 and come back later.

Honda dinosaurs don't have gut and worry about Company expansion. Korea Hyundi was passing Honda, Mistubishi and Nissan in selling volume. Also, in motor racing sport and Hyundi had won many Rally car racing.

I am very disappointed about Honda. I am Honda fan.

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To cut costs, anybody can do it. But to keep F1 , it's another matter. Honda, please think about it.

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The logic does not ring true to me. Why are they still powering Indy cars with regular ICE power units, but pulling out of F1 which uses hybrid engines?

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This leaves only Renault, Ferrari & Mercedes to provide the power. Ferrari engines are rubbish right now, Mercedes won't sell to Red Bull, who may have to go with a Renault engine under F1 rules. And Renault hate Red Bull. Tough times ahead for that team with nobody else likely to spend millions developing a new fangled turbo-hybrid engine.

If Benz or Ferrari were to pull out the whole sport would be in a right mess. I might have a pop at making one in my shed.

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The logic does not ring true to me. Why are they still powering Indy cars with regular ICE power units, but pulling out of F1 which uses hybrid engines?

Probably a combination of wanting to go electric and Honda sales might be higher in the US than in Europe, and I believe very much a fossil fuel driven country, that still has a government wanting to produce more coal, with the current administration.

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Re Indy. Honda sees the way forward in the US with 2.4 liter hybrid engines.

Honda speak with forked tongue, no?

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