Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Formula One could change engine regulations following positive meeting with Honda management


The FIA could reverse the decision not to allow Honda to develop their new power unit during 2015 following what has been described as a ‘positive’ meeting with management from the Japanese manufacturer on Monday.

Honda return to Formula One as power unit supplier to McLaren for the first time since leaving the sport at the end of 2008.

The Japanese manufacturer have raised concerns about the fact that they not be allowed to develop their power unit and stated that it is ‘unfair’ that their rivals, Mercedes, Renault and Ferrari are allowed to develop the power units this season.


A spokeswoman from Honda has stated that as the matter is now in the hands of the FIA the company will be making no further comment until such time that that the FIA has an update.

Honda previously stated that they ‘believe in fair competition for the goodness of the sport and our fans.’

The fact that at it stands Honda are not allowed to develop their power unit for the 2015 season has been seen by many in the pit-lane as putting them at an immediate disadvantage and would stop new manufacturers coming into the sport in future.

The FIA have yet to comment on when a decision will be made on whether or not to allow Honda to develop their power unit.

(McLaren -Honda)

© Ben Johnston 2015

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