The Honda Motor Company’s decision to pull out of Formula One at the end of the 2021 season was purely a business decision according to Honda Performance Development North American Motorsports President Ted Klaus.

Honda announced on Friday that having returned to Formula One with McLaren in 2015 however the partnership came to an end at the end of 2017 with Toro Rosso (Alpha Tauri) taking up the supply in 2018 while Red Bull Racing joined Honda in 2019.

Honda have scored three wins Red Bull and one with Scuderia Alpha Tauri in 2020.

Speaking at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday where it was announced that HPD and Chevrolet have extended their partnership with the NTT IndyCar Series until the end of the decade, Red Klaus said that although Honda are leaving F1, the news on Saturday sees Honda in Japan and in the U.S reaffirming their long-term commitment to motorsport in particular the NTT IndyCar Series.

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