Honda F1 Turbo

The Honda F1 Turbo engine at Monaco 1985:

The Honda F1 Turbo made its first appearance in the Spirit Racing entry at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 1983 driven by Stefan Johansson.  In 1984 the Honda Turbo powered the Williams Grand Prix Engineering car with Jacques Laffite and Keke Rosberg driving.  Rosberg finished eighth in the Championship and then in 1985 finished third.  Nigel Mansell also joined Canon Williams Honda that year and finished sixth in the Championship. In 1986 Honda inched closer with a second place result by Mansell.  In 1987 Nelson Piquet was added to the team and won the  Driver’s Championship with Mansell again finishing second. Their efforts gave Williams Honda its first Constructor’s Championship.  Honda powered Grand Prix cars eventually won 71 Grands Prix victories from 1983-92.  Honda powered five GP cars: Spirit, Williams, Lotus, McLaren and Tyrrell and won a total of six Constructor’s Championships and five Driver’s Championships.

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