Honda withdrew from Formula 1 at the end of the 2021 season, but did not completely exit the most coveted motorsport competition. In August 2022, it renewed its support contract with Red Bull Powertrains and expressed an interest in the new regulations, which are due to come into force in 2026. From the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix, the Honda logo returned on Red Bull and AlphaTauri cars. In other words, Honda and RB still form a partnership.
With that in mind, it’s no wonder Max Verstappen is starring in another ad for Honda. Last year we saw him at the wheel of the cute electric car E and the Bourgeois Type R hot hatch. The latest commercial shows the HR-V being sold in Europe, Japan and other markets. We remind you that the North American version is larger and has a different design, while it is also available in other regions where it is known as the ZR-V.
The two-time F1 champion leaves work in the new hybrid HR-V and pushes the subcompact crossover pretty hard through corners like no other owner ever will. After driving down a dirt country road, the recent F1 race winner decides to stop in the middle of a field to relax and unwind. It only takes a few seconds as Red Bull HQ want him back to work at the Milton Keynes factory in the UK.
Keen-eyed onlookers will notice the number plate “MV33 HRV” as a nod to Max Verstappen’s initials and his personal race number, which he has actually used ever since Karting days. However, VP moved to No. 1 right after winning the title in 2021 after the highly controversial final in Abu Dhabi. He will remain at No. 1 in 2023, but he hasn’t ruled out returning to No. 33 once he’s no longer the reigning champion will be.
His personal car collection includes (or included) much more exciting cars such as an Aston Martin DB11, a Vantage and a DBS Superleggera. He also reportedly bought a Ferrari Monza SP2 and a Porsche 911 GT3 RS. He also received one Acura NSX Type S after winning the title last year and is expected to receive a Valkyrie.