After weeks of speculation, it was announced on Thursday afternoon that a deal for Honda to supply Sauber with engines for the 2018 Formula 1 season had been cancelled.
It comes at a time when Honda's relationship with works partner McLaren is on the rocks. Should McLaren split with it, Honda would be left with no teams for next season and facing a bleak F1 future.
If it leaves F1 at the end of this year, the statistics from its fourth era in the field will likely make for grim reading. Zero wins. Zero poles. Zero podiums. Never higher than sixth in the constructors' championship. Poor performance and unreliability have plagued Honda for two-and-a-half seasons.