hmmm yes but v8's never really were in honda's field, were they? 4-cyl and v6T on the other hand.....
in the meantime, the current mercedes team used to be brawn and brawn essentially was honda with a merc engine.
wouldn't honda f1 technicians still 'working with' brawn have gained some intel and knowledge on merc engines ??
Even though v8's are quite different to V6T offcourse, i wonder if it would even have mattered.
Honda does have a long history of 'hybrid 'technology, too, so, i actually wouldn't be too surprised if Honda is able to
have a good combo-pack. Ferrari for example only recently has hybrid 'experience', whilst honda has it for decades.
And if they indeed bought some pure intel, that can only help them. I'm sure honda is ready/was ready to invest into
many angles for getting as much knowledge and intel as possible on a good V6T engine for F1, or better , perhaps even
make the best.
Clearly Mercedes is leading the field by miles and miles ahead. But if there is one manufacturer that can come close it would be Honda, and i have some feeling they can have an even more reliable engine then Merc has.
but i guess we'll just have to sit this one out.
"Explain the ending to F1 in football terms"
"Hamilton was beating Verstappen 7-0, then the ref decided F%$& rules, next goal wins
while also sending off 4 Hamilton players to make it more interesting"