Is Ganassi the solution to Honda's problems?

Is Ganassi the solution to Honda's problems?

Honda's Formula 1 troubles make headline news internationally, but it's also been playing catch-up in IndyCar. In year three of the American single-seater series' aerokit era, Honda is still trying to get on terms with the dominant Chevrolet teams

At the end of IndyCar's Mid-Ohio race last July, the yellow #28 Andretti Autosport Dallara-Honda came to an abrupt halt in the pitlane. Ryan Hunter-Reay popped his belts, tore away his drinks tube, erupted from the cockpit and stalked away, shaking his head in disgust. Wisely, he kept his helmet on. Any interview at that moment would have had the censor bleepers hard at work.

The 2012 champion's frustration was understandable. A typically almighty effort in qualifying had put him fourth on the grid while his Andretti team-mates were scrabbling around in the bottom half of the field, and on race day, he appeared set for a podium finish behind the unstoppable Penske Dallara-Chevrolets of Simon Pagenaud and Will Power.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?

AUTOSPORT+

from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just

39c