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UK factory closure won't affect Honda's operation in Formula 1

2019-02-20 11:21

Image: AFP / Wang Zhao

Honda says its Formula 1 operations will be unaffected by a major factory closure in the UK.

The engines used by Red Bull and Toro Rosso are developed at Sakura (Japan), but Honda has a UK headquarters for its F1 operation in Milton Keynes.

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The Japanese manufacturer announced this week that it is closing its car plant in Swindon, where 3 500 employees make Honda Civics.

"The news (about Swindon) will not affect our operations in Milton Keynes, nor the formula one programme more generally," a Honda spokesman told France's Ouest France newspaper.

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