F1 bosses doing "everything we can" to keep Honda in F1

Formula 1 bosses are doing "everything we can" to keep Honda in the championship beyond the end of the season.

F1 bosses doing "everything we can" to keep Honda in F1
 Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren MCL32, Fernando Alonso, McLaren MCL32
Sean Bratches, Formula One Managing Director, Commercial Operations and Andrew Westacott, Australian GP CEO
Fernando Alonso, McLaren MCL32
 Fernando Alonso, McLaren MCL32
Martin Brundle, Sky TV talks with Zak Brown, McLaren Executive Director

McLaren is expected to reach a final decision on its future with Honda this week, with speculation growing that it will switch to Renault power.

Should that happen and Honda not team up with Toro Rosso next term, the Japanese manufacturer will be forced out of F1 altogether.

Motorsport.com understands FIA president Jean Todt wrote a letter to Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo expressing his support and wish to find a way to keep Honda in F1.

It came after Todt met with F1 chairman Chase Carey and Honda chief Masashi Yamamoto in the Monza paddock at the weekend to discuss the engine situation.

F1 commercial boss Sean Bratches said keeping Honda in the championship "would benefit everyone" in the long term and he is "optimistic" a solution can be found.

"We don't want to lose Honda," Bratches told Motorsport.com. "Honda is a long and valued partner of F1.

"We're trying to do everything we can to encourage the respective parties to keep them in the sport and grow because we think there's a huge opportunity going forward for everyone involved in F1.

"We need everybody in this sport to have a good business. Our philosophy is to conduct business in a very transparent way with an emphasis on communication.

"We don't have any any hidden agendas. We are bringing our collective point of view to the respective parties. We're optimistic that something can be figured out here."

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