Honda Motor Co. Ltd. will participate in the FIA Formula One World Championship from the 2015 season under a joint project with McLaren.
Honda will be in charge of the development, manufacture and supply of the power unit, including the engine and energy recovery system, while McLaren will be in charge of the development and manufacture of the chassis, as well as the management of the new team, McLaren Honda.
From 2014, new F1 regulations require the introduction of a 1.6 litre direct injection turbocharged V6 engine with energy recovery systems.
History of Honda Participation in F1 Racing:
1964 – 1968: Participated as an “all Honda” team including both the engine and chassis
1983 – 1992: Participated as an engine supplier (Won both the driver’s and constructors’ championship titles for four consecutive years from 1988 through 1991)
2000 – 2005: Participated as an engine supplier and joint developer of the chassis
2006 – 2008: Participated as an “all Honda” team including both the engine and chassis