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6th September 2020: On 6th September 2020, driving for Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda, in a car using Honda’s RA620H Power Unit, Pierre Gasly won the Italian Grand Prix. This is his first win in F1 and the team’s second ever win, after its 2008 victory at this same Monza track, racing as Scuderia Toro Rosso. It is Honda’s first win with the team and its 77th in Formula 1.
The win is also very significant as it is the first time that victory has gone to a team outside what is considered the “top three” since the start of the hybrid era of Formula 1 in 2014. Another interesting stat is that, thanks to the four wins Honda has taken over the past two years with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, Honda is therefore also the only PU manufacturer to have powered two different teams to victory in the hybrid era.
■ Takahiro Hachigo, Chief Executive Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
“First, I would like to send my sincere congratulations to Pierre. Pierre, you did it!!
It was a dramatic race and I was very nervous and excited from start to finish.
Pierre has shown a spirit of “Never giving up” throughout his career and grabbed his opportunity to take the win yesterday, after finishing on the podium for the first time, last year in Brazil. His attitude embodies Honda’s “Challenging Spirit” and this victory encourages us very much.
Having started our partnership with Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2018, it was particularly special that this was our fiftieth race together.
I would like to send my appreciation to all the people in Scuderia AlphaTauri, starting with Franz Tost, for all their hard work and determination. I would like to thank our fans who always give us so much support. I am very pleased that we were able to share this joy together.
We are only halfway through the season and we will continue challenging together with Scuderia AlphaTauri and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and also with our fans!”