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OPINION: Did Honda miscalculate its F1 exit?

If you’ve just read the title, I could easily have added “again”, because Honda’s got history when it comes to leaving Formula 1. Back in 2008, at the height of the global financial crisis, the Japanese manufacturer made the shock decision to leave the sport following the end of the season. The announcement came in early December, and there wasn’t much time to find a buyer. In the end, it was team principal Ross Brawn who played a major role in taking on the team, and we all know what happened with Brawn GP in 2009… But of course, that was a Honda-designed car. It needed the Mercedes engine in the back because Honda completely pulled out of F1 at that point, but the chassis was...
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