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Honda will be the title sponsor for the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix

Formula 1 is set to return to the country after a two-year absence due to the pandemic

The starting grid was packed during the last Japanese Grand Prix held in 2019. PHOTO BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT

Remember when Honda left Formula 1 at the end of 2021? Well, it looks like it will be returning not as an engine supplier, but as the title sponsor for a race. The event will officially be known as the Formula 1 Honda Japanese Grand Prix 2022. It will be held at the Suzuka Circuit in the Mie Prefecture of Japan from October 7-9.

Want to visit Japan for this? IMAGE FROM HONDA

According to Koji Watanabe, operating executive of Honda, the title sponsorship coincides with the 60th anniversary of Suzuka Circuit, and this is the carmaker’s way of supporting and promoting motorsports in Japan. With the country opening up its borders this June, perhaps it’s time to book a flight for the race weekend?

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.