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Honda to run engine before 2015 (Update) UPDATE #1 This rumor is downgraded to 'false.' Honda has no plans to run its new Formula 1 engine on track before the start of pre-season testing in 2015.
The Japanese manufacturer will return to F1 as engine supplier to McLaren for the second season of the new regulations and is scheduled to fire up its engine on the dyno for the first time this autumn.
But contrary to rumors it might take advantage of not competing in 2014 to test on track either in an F1 car or a test mule, Honda motorsport boss Yasuhisa Arai insists it has no intention to do so.
"It is a rumor and people have talked about it but we do not have any such plans," Arai told AUTOSPORT.
"In terms of the timing of when you will be able to see the engine running in the actual vehicle, maybe it will be around the time you say [January/February 2015].
"We are hoping we will get to show our engine at that time."
07/02/13 Rumor has it that Honda hopes to track test its 2015 F1 engine that it will supply to McLaren in late 2014.
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