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Falc'man
30th March 2013, 10:18 AM
http://www.gptoday.com/full_story/view/446654/MclarenHonda_The_deal_is_done/

FTe217
30th March 2013, 08:26 PM
Big news this and my what a combo this can be once again - there may not be another Senna but with honda reliability and powa with another suitable mclaren chassis she'll be up the pointy end before we know it.

prydey
1st April 2013, 07:46 PM
but with honda reliability

unreliability isn't really an issue in F1 anymore though. can't remember too many occasions when an engine has let go over the last few years.

having said that, it will be interesting to see if the re introduction of turbo's changes any of that.

FPV GTHO
1st April 2013, 07:49 PM
There's plenty of opportunity for reliability to become a factor. Firstly they're dropping from 8 engines to 5 in 2014 and 4 in 2015, and secondly those limits will apply to the whole power train - engine, ERS and I think gearbox as well.

FTe217
2nd April 2013, 12:18 PM
unreliability isn't really an issue in F1 anymore though. can't remember too many occasions when an engine has let go over the last few years.

having said that, it will be interesting to see if the re introduction of turbo's changes any of that.

The reliability quote was more so that Honda when last in F1 kept delivering the goods to being a winner, this company is incredible when committed to motorsport in any form.
Turbos may cause some teams some issues but I'd be surprised Honda suffering any due to their great past.

Falc'man
16th May 2013, 08:33 PM
http://motoring.ninemsn.com.au/cars/motoraction/8659952/honda-announces-return-to-F1

Falc'man
21st October 2013, 11:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=431h20gvm3M&feature=youtu.be

prydey
21st October 2013, 03:26 PM
no doubt in time, we will get used to it, but its been a decline in sound since the v10 for me. bringing in rev limits isn't helping either, although it has been quite some time since a team had a spectacular engine failure. i still remember williams, when montoya was there, nudging 20000rpm i reckon. the lower they drag the rev limit, the less high pitched they will sound, and then it starts to lose its uniqueness.

i am still looking forward to next year though, as there are some very big changes that haven't been seen for a while.