Chase Carey: "Honda remains committed to F1"

  • 14 Sep 2017 16:43
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Chase Carey thinks Honda remain "committed" to formula one. That is despite the fact it is believed McLaren will imminently confirm its split with the Japanese engine supplier, after three years of struggle.

However, even FIA president Jean Todt and Liberty Media's Ross Brawn are believed to have intervened, in order to help Honda find a way to remain in F1 beyond 2017. It is believed Honda will power the junior Red Bull team Toro Rosso from 2018.

"As long as there is no official confirmation about the contract with Honda, I will not say anything about it," said Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat in Singapore. "But whatever happens I think will be good for the team."

F1 chief executive Carey also said it is good that Honda remains committed to F1. "Honda's a very important partner," he said at a sports conference in Singapore. "I had meetings with Honda executives around Monza," the American added. "I'm not going to speak for them. All I can say is, for us they seem committed to the future, seem excited by the future, seem excited about where we're going with the sport."

Carey also revealed that he disagreed with ousted F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone over the future of the sport. "He said the sport needs a dictator, while I say that the sport needs a leader," he said.

Carey said F1 is unlikely to return to places like Korea and India. "We had races there but they were one-off deals for the day, not aimed at developing the sport in those countries," he said. (GMM)

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  • Good, Im glad. Yeah, they've underperformed, but nevertheless I think their presence in F1 is healthy for the sport in the long run. We need more engine suppliers if we want a healthy grid.

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    • Sep 14 2017 - 20:09
    • kngrthr

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      i think they have damaged the sport in the last three years. imagine ferrari and mclaren chasing Mercedes. thats what we would have if Mclaren had kept their merc engine.

      give honda two more years, then boot em out if they cant manage

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      • Sep 14 2017 - 23:09
    • I disagree about McLaren's championship winning potential with Mercedes (or Ferrari for that matter). Their form in 2014, and the poor chassis qualities in 2015 and 2016 is evidence enough for that. That aside, lets be real here. It is Mercedes fucking Benz Son and Ferrari we are talking about. Noone else will get to win with their engines if they can help it.

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      • Sep 15 2017 - 05:42



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