There seems to be a bit of a dual message or at least an attempt to let the world know that Honda would like to supply other teams but McLaren used a veto…what is it with teams and their veto’s lately?
Honda motorsport boss, Yasuhisa Arai, says they have every intention to supply more than one team and that this was always part of their plan when re-entering Formula 1. It just seems that Red Bull Racing isn’t the right “other” team and McLaren vetoed the thought.
“We know what has been written in the media, but our point of view as Honda is we have always said since the beginning of the season that we are open to supply multiple teams and we come into F1 thinking about that,” said Arai.
“We can’t comment on the veto, but Honda is always open and thinking ahead.”
So he can’t speak as to the details of the McLaren veto but you should know, Honda is definitely here to supply other teams. I can’t supply Red Bull, due to McLaren veto, but it’s here to supply other teams. Got that? It’s like saying you’re here to supply products if McLaren says we can.
This makes you wonder, well just how many vetoes does McLaren have and at what point can Honda supply another team? Who’s calling the shots at the international mega-corporation that is Honda? Ron Dennis? Eric Boullier? According to Eric, there’s no debate on the issue:
“There is no debate on this,” said McLaren Eric Boullier earlier this month. “Clearly there is an issue at Red Bull, which was created by Red Bull, and not by anybody else.
“We are not a charity foundation, so we are not here to help.”
Really? There’s no debate? Meaning we can’t even ask why? We all have to shut up and just accept that a dialog is not even afforded anyone in this issue? Even if we had a large bank account to pay over-premium for the opportunity? No debate?
If there is such a thing as a battered spouse in business relationships, this may be the first police report of such an incident. It seems McLaren, well…she just kicked her husband in the privates and threw a knife at him. McLaren just went all Holly Holm on Honda. Not a great way to start a life together given that Honda wanted an open marriage but did McLaren know their spouse was a “swinger” in the first place?
Hat Tip: Motorsport