Honda Powered Racing Cars
Honda has had a colorful Formula 1 history as both a constructor and an engine supplier. They started by supplying engines to the official works team from 1964 until 1968 and returned in 1983 as an engine supplier until 1992. In 1983 they supplied engines for Spirit until 1992 and even worked with Lotus, McLaren, Tyrrell and Williams during that time. Honda engines were considered the ticket to Grand Prix glory due to their power, reliability, and winning track record. Honda supplied its engines to six constructor champions, as well as five driver championships before dropping out of the sport again. From 1993 to 1998, Honda's only presence in F1 was as an engine supplier through Mugen Motorsports. Honda returned again in 2000, providing engines for BAR and Jordan Grand Prix for 2001 and 2002. In 2006, alongside running their own team, Honda began to supply the Japanese Super Aguri F1 team. Super Aguri withdrew from the sport after 4 races in the 2008 season due to financial difficulties. Honda itself exited the sport at the end of the season. Honda made a comeback to the sport more recently thanks to the advanced hybrid/turbo era, but announced recently they will be leaving the sport.