First Win for Honda F1 in the Hybrid PU Era Second Opinion July 5, 2019 Automotive, News On June 30, driving for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing in a car using Honda’s RA619H Power Unit, Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix. This is Honda’s 73rd win in the current hybrid power unit era. Takahiro Hachigo, CEO of Honda Motor said, “It is a great pleasure for us to win once more in Formula One, especially because getting to this point has not been straightforward since our return to the sport in 2015. First of all, I would like to thank Max and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing for this victory. Of course, we must also thank Scuderia Toro Rosso and all the drivers who have given so much support to the project, as well as all the suppliers and related parties…Formula One was our founder Soichiro Honda’s dream and it is our company’s DNA. We went through some tough times over the past five years on the race tracks and in the factory. I am speechless when I think about the enormous effort from all the Honda staff involved in this project, who always believed in themselves and never gave up and finally reached today’s victory. I think this embodies our ‘Power of Dreams’ motto.” He also extended his thanks to all the fans who rooted for the team, attributing the success to their support.