The Honda F1 technical director Toyoharu Tanabe assures that they want to leave the sport on a high note.

The Abu Dhabi GP will be the final race for Honda in F1 for the foreseeable future as the engine manufacturer is set to leave the championship. They may end their F1 stint as champions because Red Bull Racing is currently in contention for both Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships.

Tanabe admits that Honda is determined to succeed in their last F1 race weekend for the time being.

“We know what we have to do: Max must finish ahead of our rival,” he said.

“The two Red Bull Racing Hondas start on soft tires and the Mercedes on medium, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out. There are various possible strategies, so from a PU point of view we must be flexible in order to be ready for whatever the team decides.”

“This is Honda’s last race in Formula 1 and we will be doing our best to win the championships, trying to ensure we can end this project with no regrets.”

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