user icon

Hasegawa to leave role at Honda amid management shakeup

  • Published on 07 Dec 2017 17:37
  • comments 3
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Honda has confirmed that Yusuke Hasegawa will depart from his role in the Formula 1 project ahead of a management shake-up for the 2018 season. Hasegawa was the head of Honda's three-year stint with McLaren, which came to a close at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Next year, Honda will power Toro Rosso, Red Bull's junior team. Toyoharu Tanabe will become Honda's F1 technical director. Tanabe previously worked as senior manager of Honda Performance Development in IndyCar.

Tanabe arrives with a vast amount of experience in Formula 1. He was Gerhard Berger's engineer for McLaren-Honda in the early 90's, and also worked as Jenson Button's senior engineer at BAR and Honda from 2003 to 2007. Hasegawa will take up the role of executive chief engineer on January 1st, remaining a part of the Honda company.

"In the past, the Head of F1 Project assumed responsibility in both technological development and directing the team at the spot of racing,” said  Katsuhide Moriyama, Chief Officer for Brand and Communication Operations.

"By separating these areas of responsibility, we will evolve our structure so that both the development team and racing/testing team can assume their respective responsibilities more speedily. By ensuring both the development team and racing team soundly fulfill their respective roles, Honda will continue its challenges so that fans can enjoy seeing Toro Rosso-Honda competing at the top level without further delay."

 

Fergal Walsh

Replies (3)

Login to reply
  • I understand that people want heads to roll, but I sorta think Hasegawa was the wrong guy to ditch. Either way, no reference to Tanabe, so I wonder how he will do. Just please dont make it another Arai.

    • + 0
    • Dec 7 2017 - 17:49
  • Ross Brawn said in a interview the biggest mistake of Honda, Toyota is that they are not allowing to work close with people who knows bit more about F1 than them. Japanese like to work with the doors being closed but this is not the right way.

    • + 0
    • Dec 8 2017 - 10:15
  • Barron

    Posts: 625

    Was there a sword involved?

    • + 0
    • Dec 9 2017 - 09:16

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team McLaren
  • Points 37
  • Podiums 0
  • Grand Prix 41
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Date of b. Jan 19 1980 (41)
  • Place of b. Frome, Somerset, United Kingdom
  • Weight 72 kg
  • Length 1.82 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar