The new 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine will be fully previewed on October 6th at the F1 Japanese Grand Prix via a film that will be played at the Suzuka circuit.
Honda has unveiled the first image of the power unit currenty under development for the 2015 Formula One (F1) World Championship ahead of the official preview scheduled at the Japan Grand Prix between 2nd-5th October. The auto giant will preview the new 1.6-litre V6 turbo powerplant in a video that will also include the engine revving at the Honda stand at the Suzuki Circuit on both the practice days and the final race day, while the video will be available for the world on 6th October.
Honda’s new Formula 1 V6 turbo engine has reached its final stages of development at the company’s research and development (R&D) facility in Sakura, Japan that will be handling all motorsport based development for the company. Apart from conducting simulations, the company has moved on to the next stage of connecting the turbocharger and energy recovery systems to the power unit. Furthermore, the automaker’s racing operation base in Milton Keynes, UK has also become fully operational and will be significantly contributing towards the development of the new power unit that needs to be ready for the next season in the coming 6 months.
Honda will participate in Formula One as a power unit supplier for McLaren next year. The Honda website gives out very little about the 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine as of now but more details are expected to be revealed this weekend on the race day, while the complete output will be available closer to the next season. Earlier this year, McLaren had stated that its cars might run with Honda engines before pre-season testing in 2015, although there hasn’t been any official confirmation yet.