Honda will comeback to F1 in 2015 as a engine supplier for McLaren.
They confirmed that on their todays press conference.
Honda wanted to comeback to F1, because they liked the idea of the 1.6 litre V6 turbo engines replacing the old 2.4 litre V8 engines for 2014.
We don’t know how the livery will look like, but because the name of the team will be McLaren-Honda again, it would be awesome if the red/white livery comes back.
They also came back to F1, because Hybrid tech will come for the 2014 season and you know Honda has a lot of it in their road car line up. So they don’t have to bring cars like the ”Earth Car” back in F1 2008, their last F1 season.
Of course Mclaren and Honda had a really succesfull partnership before.
McLaren-Honda won four Driver and Manufacturer titles from 1988-1991, their partnership ended after a not so good 1992 season, back then when Nigel Mansell dominated that year with the Williams-Renault.
Hondas return to McLaren is also very good for McLaren in the financial aspect.
They have to pay for their engines for the first time since 1996 and are generally in a not so good financial position.
So their F1 future in combination with their new sponsor Gillette is safe- for now.
Honda didn’t talked about any engine tests or supplieng other F1 teams in the future.