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Will BMW ever make a comeback to F1?

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  • #227710
    Lucas Wilson
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    @Ronald

    well put. I believe that when a Manufactuerer enters the sport, a few months before they announce the boss of the company puts on the TV and F1 is on and goes “yeah I can do that”

    #227711
    Anonymous
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    Honda done a great job of engine supply in the 80’s & 90’s – they won 15 from 16 in 1988 with McLaren – it would have been all 16 if some “never will be” took out Senna at Monza at the 1st chicane with about 3 laps to go!
    A ‘do what you are good at’ approach seems pretty smart doesnt it!!

    #227712
    Aish Heydrich
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    @Lucas Wilson – It there were like buttons for posts here, as are there in facebook, I would have liked your post multiple times, if that was possible. Your previous post of the list of teams and engine suppliers, of course.
    You mentioned PURE next to Marussia and another team. What is that?

    #227713
    Penfold
    Participant

    PURE was this: http://www.f1technical.net/news/16234

    That was back in May 2011, then sometime around the middle of last year they ran out of money.

    #227714
    Aish Heydrich
    Participant

    @tony-vandervell: Thanks for that. If everything goes right we might see them revving in 2014. Hope VW Porsche also makes their way. Cheers.

    #227715
    Penfold
    Participant

    Barring a miracle I’m afraid Craig Pollock’s dream is dead in the water. In fact those recent ‘Honda returning to F1 as supplier’ rumours have PURE’s engine designer, Gilles Simon, working on a unit for the Japanese company. It’s all just industry gossip at the moment but who knows, perhaps McLaren-Honda could return.

    #227716
    Lucas Wilson
    Participant

    This may be of interest. Its from Grandprix.com

    “Honda may already be working on a formula one project for 2014.

    When revealing its all-new turbo V6 ‘power unit’ for next year near Paris on Monday, Renault’s Jean-Michel Jalinier said he “definitely” expects more engine makers to enter F1 under the 2014 rules.

    “That’s why the number of our customers will fall in the future,” he is quoted by German website motorsport-total.com, “because there are more competitors.”

    Honda, the Japanese marque that pulled out of F1 at the end of 2008 due to the global financial crisis, could be one such competitor.

    The German-language Speed Week reports that Frenchman Gilles Simon, Ferrari’s engine boss during the ultra-successful Jean Todt era, could already be working with Honda.

    After leaving Ferrari, Simon worked for the FIA, but most recently he has been designing a turbo V6 for Craig Pollock’s intended 2014 F1 supplier Pure.

    But with Pollock’s plans now collapsed, Speed Week reports that British sources suspect the newly UK-based Simon could be working on a F1 engine for Honda.

    For its last F1 foray, Honda was based at Brackley, which is now the headquarters for Mercedes’ similarly Ross Brawn-led works team”

    #227717
    Aish Heydrich
    Participant

    Well there’s the confirmation. Great post Lucas Wilson.

    #227718
    Penfold
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    Some shiny new McLaren/Honda rumours: http://www.yallaf1.com/2013/03/03/reports-claim-honda-engineers-already-working-at-mclaren/

    Presumably Honda would look to supply others besides McLaren – as Ferrari said recently, it’s useful to have more than one team out there running your engines.

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