Honda teki hondat.
The Japanese brand’s decision to withdraw from formula number one came completely off the bush. The engine manufacturer had managed to rise nicely with the winning stakes with Red Bull, so successfully there was no obstacle to the continuation of the F1 project.
The reason is the horror of every gas sneaker. Once again, one car brand is changing its philosophy in a direction that puts traditional motorsport even tighter.
Honda justifies leaving the F1 series with a change in the automotive industry in a way that is realized “once in a hundred years”. Basically, then.
This is explained in more detail in the Honda press release.
– Honda must channel its company’s resources to research and development that will serve the power and energy sources of the future. Honda intends to use the know-how it learned in F1 and focus on carbon neutrality looming in the future.
Honda’s decision is the middle finger formula for number one.
The current era of V6 hybrids was once introduced entirely at the request of car manufacturers. The F1 had to bow to the carmakers ’desire to make engines“ greener ”and greener, but now that’s not the case.
The era of modern engines has made F1 more frost than good. The sound-poor and complex turbo-hybrids don’t please its fans any more than its drivers, let alone the guards ’coffin guards. Engines when you pay for malt.
The F1 is committed to continuing with its current engines for the next few years, but Honda’s departure must spark the series to consider its future.
Is it worth the F1 to even fight for the popularity of car brands? Could the species be better if ecological extra points were sought in ways other than current power sources?
I wouldn’t be surprised if Honda were to announce soon that it would join the Formula E electric formula line with joy.
The series still needs general approval from traditional motorsport fans, but one notable group has already embraced it.
Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, Audi, Jaguar, Nissan … The list of participants bulges with car brands. It says the series is enjoying popularity among automakers.
Of course, participation is explained by a much lower cost level. Running a Formula E stable is only a fraction of what it would cost to participate in F1 reels.
For automakers, motorsport is above all public relations work. Before, cars were sold successfully, now with green values. And at the moment, for ecological reasons, Formula E is better flagged.
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As Honda abandons F1 once again, Red Bull and AlphaTauri fall on top of nothing. It is fortunate in the series that the Concorde agreement was signed in the spring before the bad news of Japan. Now Red Bull is bound to continue in the series until 2025.
At least on paper. It has been seen many times before that contracts mean nothing in times of need. Red Bull’s departure from the F1 series is something no one wants. It is no exaggeration to say that it would kill F1 in its current form.
Whatever happens to Red Bull, a common future with star driver Max Verstappen is even more unlikely.
One week ago, Iltalehti’s F1 expert Jyrki Järvilehto brought up a good Point about the Dutchman’s agreement. It is guaranteed to include a variety of demolition clauses if success is not as desired.
If the contract includes a clause on the car manufacturer’s factory support on the engine side, Red Bull will be on weak ice.
The thing was laughed hard by some people a moment ago, but is it still laughing?
At Mercedes, telephone wires sing. Valtteri Bottas’ sequel in the stable in 2022 just got a nasty turn.