Formula 1 - Honda's UK F1 facility 'ready by June'

Honda says it is on course to have its new Formula 1 facility in Milton Keynes fully up and running by June.

The Japanese car manufacturer is returning to F1 as an exclusive partner to McLaren in 2015, with hopes that their reunion can deliver the kind of title success that they enjoyed in the past.

In an update of its motorsport plans that were issued on Friday, Honda said that work was progressing well on ramping up its operations.

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As well as having the UK dyno and assembly facilities ready in June, Honda has already relocated its motorsport engine operations in Japan.

A new facility in Sakura City, Tochigi, will now be the central area of its F1 development programme.

Although there were no specific details about the state of readiness of its new V6 turbo engine, Honda indicated that work was moving on, saying: "The company is making steady progress in developing the power unit."