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Honda replace F1 head Arai after troubled season

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McLaren finished ninth out of 10 teams in last year's championship.

Yasuhisa Arai, Senior Managing Officer and Director, Chief Officer of Motorsports, Honda R&D Co. gestures during an interview with Reuters at the Honda Motor Co's headquarters in Tokyo February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/Files
Yasuhisa Arai, Senior Managing Officer and Director, Chief Officer of Motorsports, Honda R&D Co. gestures during an interview with Reuters at the Honda Motor Co's headquarters in Tokyo February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/Files

The head of Honda's Formula One programme Yasuhisa Arai will step down at the end of the month and be replaced by Yusuke Hasegawa, McLaren's engine partners said on Tuesday.

Hasegawa has previous experience in Formula One from Honda's time with the BAR and Jordan teams.

Arai had led Honda's efforts in the sport since they returned in a new partnership with McLaren in a troubled 2015 season marked by a lack of performance from the unreliable power unit. Former champions McLaren finished ninth of 10 teams.

Honda said Arai, who will retire next year, had been moved as part of a wider restructuring.



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