Honda has revealed a first look of the power unit currently in development for the 2015 Formula One (F1) World Championship.
Yasuhisa Arai, senior managing officer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd., who is heading the F1 Project, said: "Working toward Honda's F1 participation starting in the 2015 season, development of the power unit is entering its prime phase at our R&D facility in Sakura (Tochigi, Japan).”
“We have transferred our automobile motor sports development (here) earlier this year. In addition to conducting simulations, we have moved onto the next stage where we conduct full-fledged bench tests of the engine while connecting the turbocharger and energy recovery systems,” he added.
“In the meantime, our racing operation base in Milton Keynes, UK, has become fully operational. At this time, we are unveiling an image of our power unit that is under development. The whole team is concentrating on this development, getting ready for the forthcoming start of F1 participation in six months," said Arai.
For more information about the F1 power unit see world.honda.com/Formula-1/powerunit/
A video of the F1 power unit is at: world.honda.com/motorsports/video/20141006/
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