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Alonso 'sad' to see Honda leave F1 – hopes for comeback

Alpine's Fernando Alonso says he's "sad" to see Honda leave Formula 1, but the Spaniard hopes the Japanese manufacturer will return to the grid at some point in the future. Alonso worked with Honda during his second career stint in F1 with McLaren from 2015 to 2017, just as the engine supplier began its partnership with the Woking-based outfit. Unfortunately, the alliance proved disastrous, with a string of power and reliability issues persistently leaving McLaren and its star driver as mere also rans. At the time, Alonso never held back and made some excoriating public criticisms of Honda, mocking its power unit which he infamously called a "GP2 engine". McLaren ended...
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