Honda's return to Formula 1 is one of the biggest stories of 2015. Whether it wins or loses, the presence of the Japanese manufacturer will generate plenty of headlines. Throughout the months of talk about its comeback, Honda has repeatedly underlined how important racing is to its ethos.
This is Honda's fourth era in grand prix racing, the latest chapter in a story that began back in August 1964, when the little known American Ronnie Bucknum was entered in the German GP.
The company bowed out at the end of 1968, before returning for two further adventures in 1983-'92, and then most recently in 2000-'08. Each time it has disappeared from the scene for a few years and then returned when the time is deemed to be right.