Divorce With Renault Leaves Red Bull to Move On to Honda

Red Bull and Renault have reportedly broken up causing new complications on the Formula circuit. This is predicted to leave Red Bull with no foreseeable option other than forcing to shift to engines made by Honda. Red Bull and Honda already have a tied association with each other in Moto GP and this should ideally give Red Bull an opportunity to leverage a financial deal that allows them to no longer pay for their engines. They might also receive considerable funding from Honda which should make Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz happy.

McLaren on the other hand is expected to move from engines made by Honda to Renault for consecutive three seasons in the future. Renault is also set to announce their contract with Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz starting 2018 and are prepared to lose Jolyon Palmer. Rosso will team up with Nico Rosberg. Renault and Red Bull have had a publicly rocky relationship since 2014, with the inception of the current turbo hybrid engine formula. They powered through four drivers’ and constructors’ titles but Renault’s inability to match match up to Mercedes has left Red Bull with little patience. After constant struggles, Renault has finally decided to break ties permanently. Meanwhile, McLaren left Honda because their engines are believed to be the worst in the circuit.
News Sources- BBC, Autosport

Honda to recall over 1.9 lakh cars in India, faulty airbags to be rectified

Honda cars India Ltd. announced on Thursday that it will recall as many as 1,90,578 cars from the previous generation of Accord, Civic, City and Jazz models as part of the global exercise to rectify faulty airbags made by Takata.

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) said that they will replace the faulty airbags voluntarily of the stated models of the cars manufactured between 2003 and 2011.

The replacement will be free of cost and will be carried out in a phased manner, starting with the CR-V and Civic in September. The company will communicate directly with the customers, said HCIL in a statement. Honda car owners can check if their vehicles will have to be sent to dealerships by submitting their 17-character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number on a microsite available on hondacarindia.com, reported The Indian Express.

As many as 1, 37,270 units of the ‘City’ manufactured between 2008-2011 will be covered. Hatchback car, Jazz will also be affected with over 15,000 units to be recalled. HCIL also added that over 1,514 units of the premium SUV, CR-V will be affected by it.

Due to faulty airbags manufactured by Takata corp. in Japan, millions of vehicles have been affected and recalled including those from BMW, Chystler, Ford, General Motors etc.

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