Honda to leave F1

Honda to leave F1

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Exige77

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5,421 posts

149 months

Friday 2nd October
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Wasn’t expecting that.

What’s smug Hornet going to do ?


Supersam83

399 posts

103 months

Friday 2nd October
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Yikes Red Bull and Alpha Tauri screwed now lol

TheLimla

1,683 posts

152 months

Friday 2nd October
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linky?

Supersam83

399 posts

103 months

Friday 2nd October
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They have burnt their bridges at Renault so it’s up to Mercedes or Ferrari to give them engines.

Horner risks losing Verstappen now.

Leithen

6,582 posts

225 months

Friday 2nd October
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Can't see Newey hanging around either. House of cards. Two teams up for sale...

Exige77

Original Poster:

5,421 posts

149 months

Friday 2nd October
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Supersam83 said:
They have burnt their bridges at Renault so it’s up to Mercedes or Ferrari to give them engines.

Horner risks losing Verstappen now.
Horner had excellent relations with Both Ferrari and Mercedes. He hasn’t tried to de-stabilise either, at all, ever smile

What will Sparta say ? Poor Maximus

REALIST123

14,015 posts

111 months

Friday 2nd October
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Supersam83 said:
Yikes Red Bull and Alpha Tauri screwed now lol
I wouldn’t be too pleased about that. RBR has been the only team giving Mercedes any kind of test for some time now.

If they’re damaged, you really must question the point of F1 altogether as a sporting championship.




REALIST123

14,015 posts

111 months

Friday 2nd October
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Leithen said:
Can't see Newey hanging around either. House of cards. Two teams up for sale...
Maybe but they're committed till ‘25 one way or the other.

Just got to hope that the new financial and tech rules do a little of what they’re supposed to.

Gazzab

18,189 posts

240 months

Friday 2nd October
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Ultimately it’s too expensive and too complex.
Time for a rethink F1.

Petrus1983

3,975 posts

120 months

Friday 2nd October
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yikes genuinely surprised, I thought they’d be putting their F2 driver in and keeping Max. I was way off!

2fast748

690 posts

153 months

Friday 2nd October
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Wow, shocked.

ajprice

18,827 posts

154 months

Friday 2nd October
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Wasn't expecting that one https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/152551/honda-to-...

So unless a new supplier comes in, the options are crawl back to Renault, or try for Mercedes/Ferrari.

Killer2005

17,807 posts

186 months

Friday 2nd October
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Will be interesting to see where they go for engines now?

As above, burnt their bridges with Renault but currently would be the second best engine. Would Merc want to provide engines to a team that could genuinely beat them? Ferrari wouldnt want to be beaten by a customer team either.

jb2410

229 posts

69 months

Friday 2nd October
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Wasn’t there a rule brought in that obligated PU suppliers to supply a team without an engine, possibly the manufacturer with the fewest customers?

So back to Renault if the others refuse? laugh

It is a shame to be honest, Honda were coming good.

dh00065p

81 posts

122 months

Friday 2nd October
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I was at Silverstone on Wednesday and saw the Aston Martin Valkyrie doing some testing at lunchtime.
A stunning creation from the mind of Adrian Newey.
So how about
Stroll senior,Aston Martin,Mercedes power,Vettel plus Adrian Newey.
Now that would be an interesting combination for 2022.

Leithen

6,582 posts

225 months

Friday 2nd October
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Some bloke called Schadenfreude is going to be the most talked about driver next weekend.

REALIST123

14,015 posts

111 months

Friday 2nd October
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Bad news for Honda too, IMO. Embarrassing for them, giving up on F1 twice in just over a decade.

Exige77

Original Poster:

5,421 posts

149 months

Friday 2nd October
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Gazzab said:
Ultimately it’s too expensive and too complex.
Time for a rethink F1.
All of the “making F1 tech road car relevant” is killing the sport.

Road cars are clearly moving towards electrification so no point in developing ever more complex hybrid power trains.

Exciting and powerful F1 engines could be available at a fraction of the cost.

We might have to say goodbye to many of the manufacturers but that might just be evolution.

Leithen

6,582 posts

225 months

Friday 2nd October
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Oh to have been with Cyril Abiteboul when he heard this news. hehe