Honda has revealed that it will base its new Formula 1 operations at a factory in Milton Keynes, England.
The Japanese manufacturer is returning to F1 with McLaren in 2015 and has now finalized plans to have its European base at a facility already prepared for Mugen.
Although the development and manufacture of the new V6 turbo engines will be done at Honda’s R&D facility at Tochigi in Japan, Honda wanted to base its personnel and support operations in the United Kingdom. The facility will be running by June 2014.
“With the confirmation of a new F1 operation base in U.K., our preparation to join F1 has become more specific and concrete,” said Yasuhisa Arai, Honda’s chief officer of motorsports. “To meet and exceed the expectations of our fans, we will accelerate our development to bring back the unique Honda engine sound onto the track.”