Honda will return to the Formula One track but in a different role. This time, instead of being an engine provider, the Japanese manufacturer will be the title sponsor of the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix.
The Suzuka Circuit stated in a press release that the Japanese Grand Prix will be called the Formula One Honda Japanese Grand Prix.
This will be the first time since 2019 that Formula One will visit Japan, following the cancellation of the 2020 and 21 GP due to coronavirus. Honda formally exited Formula One as a power unit provider in the previous year. Red Bull and AlphaTauri, on the other hand, continue to employ Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) power units. Honda was the event’s previous title sponsor in 2018. The event was last held in 2019 and was cancelled owing to the Covid-19 epidemic.
“It is a great pleasure for Honda to be named as the title sponsor of the F1 Japanese Grand Prix to be held at the Suzuka Circuit, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year,” said Honda, Communications Operating Executive, Koji Watanabe. He further informed that Honda would continue to support the further promotion and popularization of motorsports in Japan.