Sulman wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:41 am
There's a strange vibe around Honda this year. They don't look like an organization that is going to throw in the towel at the end of the year. Imagine if they take the championship with Red Bull, maybe a podium or two for Tsunoda in the bargain, and then leave. In their moment of triumph? That's very un-japanese.
It's as if there is a faction within the company that has an appetite for F1, and they're going for it.
I raised a similar pondering question.
So the engine regs freeze end of the year = Near zero development costs.
Honda is still seemingly pouring lots of money and resources right until midnight end of the year.
Honda has agreed to give substantial people over as part of the Engine deal.
So why not stay in F1 now? Little to no development costs, you don't loose so many talented engineers to Redbull, and you get HONDA on the rear wing. You enjoy your Glory.
I would have thought it's no more cheaper to pull out then to stay on. The only costs being the engine build and some staff.