Honda: Wins the target from very first year
9 October 2013 – Honda will be gunning for wins from the very start when it reunites with McLaren in 2015, motorsport boss Yasuhisa Arai has said.
Honda announced it would return as an engine manufacturer earlier this year, and speaking ahead of this weekend’s race in Japan, Arai told Sky Sports F1 that the company is ‘committed fully’ to its latest foray at the pinnacle of the sport.
“We decided to participate again from 2015, that's means we are committed fully to get wins. That is the very target from the very first year,” he confirmed.
Meanwhile Arai added while no thought has yet be given to drivers, not exactly unsurprising at this stage, it would be important to have the best two possible.
"Of course in the 1980s we had a splendid time with McLaren with [Ayrton] Senna and [Alain] Prost as very good drivers. It was a wonderful time,” he continued.
“However, at the moment we are completely undecided of anything about drivers and what we should do now is to have good drivers, [a] good team and good organisation. Those things have to be ready, has to be right, in order to have a good start [in 2015],” he concluded.