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Honda F1 engine making 'steady progress'

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Honda says it is making "steady progress" with its Formula One programme and will have its dynamo and assembly facilities up and running in the UK by June this year.

The Japanese manufacturer is set to make its return to Formula One with McLaren next year and has been developing its V6 turbo power unit at a new facility in Sakura City, Japan. The company released a brief statement on its progress on Friday.

"For the FIA Formula One World Championship, which Honda will rejoin in the 2015 season, the company is making steady progress in developing the power unit," read the statement.

"In January 2014 Honda moved its motor sports development base from the Automobile R&D Center of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. (at Haga-machi, Haga-gun in Tochigi Prefecture) to a newly situated area in its facility in Sakura City (also in Tochigi), in a move to further strengthen its development organization for F1 and other races.

"At Honda's European base for F1 activity in Milton Keynes, UK, installation of the dynamo and assembly facilities will be completed in June 2014 to further reinforce the already solid setup in preparation for racing."

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