Fernando Alonso (left) & Jenson Button (right)

Honda F1: Fernando Alonso “I can’t wait to compete with such an outstanding team”

At a press conference held on February 10 in Tokyo, drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button expressed their excitement for the upcoming season with McLaren-Honda, the once dominant F1 team that’s set to return to the circuit.

Alonso said, “I’m excited to be a member of this team. Despite the challenges we’ll face, I can’t wait to compete with such an outstanding team.”

On the other hand, Jenson Button who is returning to Honda after seven years said, “I’m extremely happy to be able to work with Honda again. It’s truly exciting because I grew up idolizing McLaren-Honda in the 80s.” He also stated that the team will be “fully prepared for Melbourne (Australian GP)” and added “I’m looking forward to it” in Japanese with a smile.

(Translated by Travis Yamabata)