Has Honda found Japan's first F1 race winner?

Has Honda found Japan's first F1 race winner?

Honda has long placed its support behind young Japanese Formula 1 hopefuls, but it has yet to produce a race-winner. Now tied up with Red Bull and, with a new star emerging, it could have its best chance yet to end its drought

Twenty Japanese drivers have made it to Formula 1. The country has traditionally shown an unwavering dedication to supporting its young talent, and every year manufacturers spend millions on this effort. But Japan's wait for a Formula 1 victory has been a long one.

Kamui Kobayashi, Satoru Nakajima, Takuma Sato and Aguri Suzuki have all delivered fastest laps, podiums, front-row starts and/or points in F1 or, in Kobayashi's case, all of the above. Kobayashi exited five years ago, but could Japan's quest for a new superstar talent finally be coming to an end?

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