Honda's F1 history

Published 1435 GMT (2235 HKT) May 16, 2013
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McLaren and Honda formed a dominant relationship in 1988 as the car won 15 out of 16 races and Ayrton Senna (front left) won the first of his three world titles Pascal Pavani/GettyImage
The previous season, Honda powered Brazilian Nelson Piquet to his third and final world title at the end of its relationship with the Williams team. Simon Bruty/Allsport
The Japanese car manufacturer decided to go it alone in 2006, announcing the Honda Racing team would join the F1 grid. It last ran an independent team in 1968.
There was an early highlight for Honda as Jenson Button won a wet 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix -- but it was to be Honda's only victory during its three-year return to the grid. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Honda underlined its interest in greener issues with its "Earth Car." The livery was made up of pledges from its F1 fans to make environmental changes to their lifestyle. The car, which ran in 2007, was also unusual as it did not feature advertising on race days.
After a four-year absence from F1, Honda announced it will renew its relationship with McLaren by supplying engines to the British team in 2015. TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images