Motor racing: Honda secures 1st podium since return to F1
Kyodo -- Mar 17
Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished third at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, delivering a first Formula One podium for the team's engine manufacturer Honda since its return to the sport.

The top-three finish is the Japanese carmaker's first since 2008, when Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello made a late charge to drive his Honda Racing F1 Team car to third in a rain-affected British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Verstappen, Red Bull's 21-year-old lead driver, qualified in fourth and then made a strong late-race move to snatch third from Ferrari's German four-time world driver's champion Sebastian Vettel.

News source: Kyodo
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