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Honda name to return to Formula 1 later in the season

Honda might have left F1 as an engine supplier at the end of last year, but the manufacturer will make a comeback to the sport in a different role later in 2022.

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Honda will make a brief return to Formula 1 later in the season as the title sponsor of the Japanese Grand Prix.

The sport is set to race at the Suzuka Circuit in October for the first time since 2019, with the event having been cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Along with Suzuka making a comeback, Honda are set to join them, several months on from the company officially leaving F1 as an engine supplier at the end of the last campaign.

However, the manufacturer will continue to be involved in supplying power units to Red Bull under the Red Bull Powertrains name until 2025.

Honda hope to contribute to promotion of motorsports in Japan

Honda own the Suzuka track and are pleased to be making a headline appearance on what will be an anniversary event for the venue.

"It is great pleasure for Honda to be named as the title sponsor of the F1 Japanese Grand Prix to be held at the Suzuka Circuit, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year," said Koji Watanabe, Operating Executive and Head of Corporate Communications Supervisory Unit at Honda.

"In this year's Japanese Grand Prix, 10 teams including Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri, which Honda supports as a team partner, will compete with 20 drivers who will demonstrate their driving skills and talent at the highest peak in the world of racing.

"By contributing to this outstanding Grand Prix, Honda will continue supporting the further promotion and popularisation of motorsports in Japan."

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