Harding was contemplating his choices after utilizing Chevrolet engines throughout his first full IndyCar marketing campaign.
However his renaissance beneath the identify of Steinbrenner and his rising affiliation with the Andretti Autosport secure, which lent employees and technical assist to the workforce later within the 2018 season, left predict a Honda pilot change.
The extraordinarily advanced state of affairs of Harding engines additionally implied that McLaren may often use Chevrolet engines and be affiliated with Andretti if it had been to change utterly to the sequence in 2019.
McLaren is now specializing in his personal try at McLaren Racing at Indianapolis 500 and Harding adopted Andretti as a workforce geared up with Honda.
"Initially, Harding Steinbrenner Racing could be very grateful for our relationship with Chevrolet in 2017 and 18", stated workforce president Brian Barnhart.
"Nevertheless, our focus as a race workforce is intently aligned with that of Honda within the close to future. Due to this fact, we are going to modify the Honda and Honda Efficiency Improvement engines.
"We’re delighted with the emphasis positioned on the event of younger skills.The announcement of Colton Herta and Patricio O 'Ward inside our workforce the 12 months subsequent is a pure alternative for Harding Steinbrenner Racing and Honda to line up in 2019. "
Honda has constantly acknowledged that it was virtually at full capability in offering engines to IndyCar groups
However Honda says that Harding's dedication to younger expertise, to the route of graduates of Indy Lights, Colton Herta and his Patricio O 'Ward champion in 2018 have makes a pretty possibility for 2019.
"We’re delighted that Harding Steinbrenner Racing is becoming a member of the trouble of the Honda IndyCar Sequence for 2019," stated Artwork St. Cyr, President of HPD.
"We’re delighted to welcome a workforce with an enthusiastic property aste, which additionally believes within the improvement of drivers, solidifies our vary right this moment and sooner or later.
"With a pair of younger North American pilots, H arding Steinbrenner Racing reinforces our general race effort and represents the way forward for our sport.
" We warmly welcome the # 39, HPD household workforce and are wanting ahead to working with them this season. "
Honda was IndyCar's engine of alternative final 12 months, profitable the constructors crown and its drivers. "title with Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing.
His latest development to dominance the Indy 500 was misplaced within the new period of aerokit for 2018, when Will Energy of Penske -Chevrolet gained the well-known race.