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Honda proud and determined after Verstappen follows in Senna's footsteps

Honda are thrilled with Max Verstappen's historic victory in Monaco. It certainly means a lot for the Japanese manufacturer, as they took top spot on the podium in the principality for the first time in 29 years.

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It's certainly taken awhile, but Honda have once again tasted victory in Monaco after Max Verstappen took the chequered flag on Sunday.

The last time Honda won in Monte Carlo came back in 1992 when Ayrton Senna finished first for McLaren. Verstappen's win means he now finds himself ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers' Championship, with Honda hoping it will lead to title triumph at the end of the season.

"We are very pleased to have won the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the most important and historic races on the calendar. It is also one of three races that make up the Triple Crown," said Masashi Yamamoto, the Managing Director of Honda.

"The last time Honda won here was in 1992 with Senna and I am sure this victory is very special for Verstappen."

However much like Christian Horner earlier in the day, Yamamoto pointed out there is still along way to go in the season.

"However, it is only the fifth race of the season", Yamamoto added.

"We will now do our very best to maintain this position race after race and we hope that all Honda fans worldwide will support us in our quest for a new world title."

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