“As Honda, we are particularly disappointed”– Honda feels disappointed after the cancellation of the Japanese Grand Prix amidst rising COVID cases.
Earlier on Wednesday, concerned authorities announced that the Japanese Grand Prix had been cancelled amidst the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Japan.
While we’re not racing in Japan this year…
We can’t wait to put on a show for the Japanese fans in 2022!
— Formula 1 (@F1) August 18, 2021
Reacting to the news update, Honda has shared its disappointment regarding losing the opportunity of not performing in the Japanese Grand Prix, especially in their final year in Formula 1.
— Honda Racing F1 (@HondaRacingF1) August 18, 2021
“It is unfortunate that, for a second consecutive year, it has not been possible to hold the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix at Suzuka,” said Koji Watanabe, Chief Officer for Brand and Communication Operations.
“As Honda, we are particularly disappointed, because this is the final year of our Formula 1 project and we know that so many fans were looking forward to attending the event.”
Honda vows to give everything in last season
Honda would be leaving F1 by the end of the year and now has vowed to give everything to obtain its dream to conquer the championship with Red Bull.
— Red Bull Racing Honda (@redbullracing) August 18, 2021
“The 2021 season is now heading for an exciting climax and we will be giving our all, fighting hard all the way to achieve our goal of winning the championships as this Honda Formula 1 project comes to an end and we hope our fans will continue to support us,” continued Watanabe.
“Lastly, as the title sponsor of the event, we would like to thank MOBILITYLAND and Formula 1 for working so hard right up to the very last moment, to try and stage the Grand Prix.”