Under the skin of Honda’s latest F1 saga

Under the skin of Honda’s latest F1 saga

This season was supposed to be the year that Honda finally came good, but its engine's deficiencies have already been woefully exposed. Can it turn its ailing relationship with McLaren around?

Yusuke Hasegawa is a man under real pressure. It shows. He looks tired and stressed as he walks into Honda's hospitality unit in Melbourne. "Are you OK?" Autosport asks as we sit down to talk. He lets out a long sigh. "I'm OK..."

But all is not OK in Honda's world. It's not an overstatement to say that this new Formula 1 season has started disastrously for Honda and its partner McLaren.

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