Honda is still open to supplying engines to a customer F1 team.
That is the claim of the Japanese marque’s F1 chief Yusuke Hasegawa, even though Ron Dennis has been determined to enforce McLaren’s apparent veto for exclusivity.
The FIA, however, thinks engine manufacturers should be willing to supply more than just a works team, and Hasegawa now says: “If we had the resources, there is nothing that speaks against a second team.
“That way, you generate more data and experience and learn more quickly,” the Japanese told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.
“But in our current situation, there are not many teams who want our engine, and each team already has an engine.
“But we are planning on expanding our organisation so that when there is interest, we could supply a second team,” Hasegawa added.