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TOKYO, May 15 (Bernama) – Honda Motor Co. has decided on its comeback to Formula One auto racing as an engine supplier in 2015, sources said Wednesday.
Honda president Takanobu Ito plans to make an announcement at a press conference within this week, Japanese news agency Jiji Press reported.
Honda is expected to supply a newly developed engine to British F1 team McLaren, according to sources.
In the 1988 season, the McLaren-Honda team showed overwhelming strength by winning 15 of 16 races. Eight of the 15 races were won by legendary driver Ayrton Senna, who died in a crash during a race in San Marino in 1994, and seven by Alain Prost.
SEBASTIAN Vettel has admitted his decision to defy team orders and overtake Mark Webber to win the Malaysian Grand Prix was motivated by revenge.
His astonishing comments came before he was outpaced by Webber in the first practice session today ahead of Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.
In the interview, Vettel said his decision to snatch the victory from Webber in Malaysia amounted to payback.
Vettel said: “Being completely honest, I’ve never had support from his side. There has been more than one occasion when he could have helped the team, but didn’t.”
F1 driver already know that Petronas Malaysia F1 Grand Prix is one of the hardest race on their calendar. As it come to 15th years on the F1 calendar, Sepang has always been considered one of the toughest circuit in the world.
The temperature of 32 degrees and high humidity, the drivers can lose about 3 litres of body fluid from sweating. The main concern for the team is the hydration. Eventhough in the car contain a drink bottle but it is only a litre of fluid and in any case the drink gets so hot after a few laps.
The risk is that they get fatigued in the closing stages and lose focus. It is tough task especially for rookies such as Esteban Guttieres of Sauber, Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi of Marussia, Caterham’s Diego van der Garde and William’s Valtteri Botta.
Source :- Star Motoring
LONDON: Rolex will be Formula One’s official timekeeper and timepiece from next season after agreeing a global partnership, the Swiss luxury watch brand announced on Wednesday.
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“This partnership is something that many people interested in Formula One will have been waiting for and should rightly be excited about,” said the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone in a statement.
As part of the deal, the Rolex logo will be positioned around grand prix circuits and at certain corners during races with the Swiss company saying its presence would develop over coming seasons.
South Korean electronics group LG, who signed a five-year deal in 2008 to be the official data processor, have had their branding on timekeeping systems in recent seasons.
Swiss brand Hublot has been Formula One’s official watchmaker, with a black-eyed Ecclestone famously appearing in an advert for the brand after he had his watch stolen in a mugging in London in 2010.