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How Honda went from Formula 1's biggest joke to winning again

After years of struggle - and its fair share of embarrassment - Honda returned to the Formula 1 winners' circle as Max Verstappen triumphed in last weekend's Austrian Grand Prix.

Honda's three-year spell with McLaren when it returned to F1 featured two dreadful seasons; one in 2015, during which Fernando Alonso brandished the Japanese firm's product a 'GP2 engine', and a second in '17 that ultimately prompted McLaren and Honda's divorce.

But Honda's performance improved with Toro Rosso last season, and it had already powered the senior Red Bull team to two podium finishes before Verstappen's Austria victory.

Edd Straw and Ben Anderson join Glenn Freeman to explain the key turning points that paved the way for Honda's first win since the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix with Jenson Button, and look at McLaren's role in Honda's current fortunes.

Jenson Button F1 2006 Hungarian GP

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