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F1 podcast: Honda’s journey from ‘minus’ to title glory

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
1 min read

Honda’s fourth Formula 1 foray started disastrously with McLaren, but ended in glory by powering Max Verstappen to the drivers’ championship in 2021.

In the latest episode of The Race F1 Podcast, Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to explain what went wrong and how Honda turned things around.

We explain the reasons why Honda started off so poorly, and how the progress made in 2016 turned to dust the following season and led to the end of the McLaren partnership.

The decision to align with Red Bull by powering Toro Rosso in 2018 rather than pulling out of F1 is also delved into, as are the reasons why Honda was able to do a better job and go on to power Red Bull first to victories and then Verstappen to the title.

The podcast also addresses the first big news story of 2022, namely Otmar Szafnauer’s departure as Aston Martin team principal.

Jan 10 : How Honda F1 turned disaster into triumph

The Race F1 Podcast is released at least once a week and available free to subscribe to from all good podcast suppliers, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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