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Honda to return to F1, say reports

india Updated: Mar 18, 2013 22:39 IST

Honda plans to return to Formula One as soon as 2015 as an engine supplier to British team McLaren, bidding to revive one of the sport's most successful partnerships, reports said Monday.

The Japanese automaker pulled out of F1 after the 2008 season, ending an involvement that began in the 1960s, in a bid to cut costs during the economic downturn.

It sold its team to former principal Ross Brawn the next year. But Honda has now begun developing engines that could be supplied to McLaren, the Asahi Shimbun reported, citing unidentified company sources.

Ebrahim signs Fia GT Series deal for 2013
New Delhi: Former GP2 and FIA Formula 2 driver Armaan Ebrahim will represent India in the FIA GT Series when the season begins on April 1.

The 23-year-old driver from Chennai will represent BMW Sports Trophy Team India driving a BMW Z4 sportscar.

Ebrahim took part in an FIA GT1 Championship round last year, before it was rebranded to the GT Series.