Honda to buy into McLaren?

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Reports have emerged in Japan suggesting that Honda is considering buying into McLaren.

After a six year absence, the Japanese car manufacturer is returning to Formula 1 next year, initially as McLaren’s works supplier of V6 turbo engines.

But when Honda quit at the end of 2008, it had  wholly owned the Brackley based team that today is Mercedes.

The Honda buy-in reports were reported on Tuesday by German-language Speed Week, saying that the shares in question are currently held by the Bahrain-owned Mumtalakat company.

Bahrain currently owns 50 per cent of the Woking based team. (GMM)