The Japanese automobile manufacturerHondahas participated inFormula One, as an engine manufacturer and team owner, for various periods since 1964. Honda's involvement in Formula One began with the1964season, and in 1965 they achieved their first victory at theMexican Grand Prix.
Honda returned in1983as an engine manufacturer, which started a very successful period for the company. After winning races in 1984 and 1985, Honda won the Constructors' Championship every year between 1986 and 1991 withWilliamsandMcLaren, and the Drivers' Championship every year from 1987 to 1991 withNelson Piquet,Ayrton SennaandAlain Prost.
Honda returned again in2000, providing engines forBAR. BAR-Honda finished second in the Constructors' Championship in 2004, and by the end of 2005 Honda had bought out the BAR team, which was rebranded as Honda for 2006. After winning in 2006 withJenson Buttonat theHungarian Grand Prix.
In 2015, Honda returned to the sport as a works power unit supplier to McLaren.The first iterations of the Honda power units proved to be uncompetitive, and McLaren and Honda split after three years.Toro Rossoagreed to use Honda engines for the 2018 season as a works outfit,and after Honda showed fast development with the engines,Red Bull Racingagreed to also take on Honda engines for the 2019 season.
Activity: 1964 - 2008 Grand Prix: 88 Victories: 3 Pole Position: 2 Fastest Laps: 2 Championship Points: 154