The Two Major Forces Combine for the 2015 Formula One

The car manufacturing industry is a major player in global business, and the Formula One (F1) season is an event that brings out the best car manufactures to come into play not just in any event but in the racing event in which the world is desperately supporting their favorite teams. As a writer, I may not know much about cars but the crowd speaks out for it. F1 is the world’s largest single-seater racing event that attracts people from all over the world, and not just people but different businesses as well.

The 1988 McLaren Honda MP4/4 F1 car is displayed at Honda's headquarters in Tokyo

Speaking of the car manufacturing industry, McLaren and Honda, among the greatest car manufactures, are well known for their racing blood and their glorious history in the Formula One. Honda, affected by the global financial crises, left the Formula 1 racing event in 2009, which was a setback to see by its fans. Recent reports and news highlight confirm that McLaren and Honda are teaming up to participate in the Formula One in 2015. So, for all Honda lovers out there, Honda is getting back on the track by supplying the engines to the McLaren.

Honda and McLaren

According to Jonathan Neale, the managing director of McLaren Formula One, if we are going to compete at the upper echelons, then we need to be punching at that weight.” Further supporting his statement, he said “getting together with a powerhouse like Honda enables us to do that.”

Martin Whitmarsh

As the history shows, the ideal partnership of McLaren and Honda has produced 8 world champions and 44 grand prix wins from 1988 to 1992. Pursuing this partnership could mean a win-win situation for both of these well-established companies. The partnership is a right fix required by both parties to buildup themselves for a successful winning streak.

F1 New Rules for the Engine Requirement:

According the rules, the 2.6 liter V8 engine is going to be replaced with a 1.6 liter V6 single turbo engine. Some of the other rules are as follows:

  • Engine: 1.6-litre, V6s, with single turbo. Engines can rev to 15,000 rpm, 5 power units per season per driver (each engine does 4,000 km). 15% fewer moving parts
  • Turbo: Size unlimited, maximum revs 125,000 rpm
  • Energy recovery (Ers) system: 161 bhp for 33.3 seconds a lap
  • Fuel limit: No more than 100 kg (about 140 liters) of fuel in a race; max fuel-flow rate of 100kg per hour. This is a 30% increase in fuel efficiency
  • Thermal efficiency: 40% (target)

Due to the reforms, the car manufacturing firms have to put their backs into developing a devious engine to demonstrate their ability to win. Honda has withstood many foes and has proven to be a tough competitor to beat when it comes to racing.

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For all the Honda fans, better get your drinks and popcorns ready because the race is about to begin. So, buckle your seat belt Dorothy because Kansas is going bye bye!




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