Five wins in eight races: the Honda in this first glimpse of the 2021 F1 championship he is currently the motorist who has won the most, a situation against Mercedes that has always been almost unthinkable in the turbo-hybrid era from 2014 to 2020. 2021 saw the evident growth of the Honda engine, but Toyoharu Tanabe reiterated during the press conference reserved for team principals that the RA621H is not the best engine of the lot right now on the grid as one might believe.
Tanabe (Honda) warns: “We are not the best”
At the end of 2021, Honda will put an end to its official F1 commitment, but also in the next season the Sakura headquarters will continue to work at full speed in a year that will be marked by the freezing of the development of the power units in the first phase of the championship. “Honda hasn’t changed their minds about leaving the Circus at the end of the season – explained the Red Bull team principal Christian Horner as reported by the English newspaper Racefans.net – but 2022 will be a year of transition that will allow us to definitively set up the campus dedicated to engines (Red Bull PowerTrains Limited) in Milton Keynes. In 2022 the power units will still be assembled in Sakura and then start at 100% at the assembly level in our motorsport hub starting from 2023 ″.