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Titlu: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: Administrator din Februarie 14, 2014, 09:14:03 a.m.
http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/144699.html

Honda F1 engine making 'steady progress'

Honda says it is making "steady progress" with its Formula One programme and will have its dynamo and assembly facilities up and running in the UK by June this year.

The Japanese manufacturer is set to make its return to Formula One with McLaren next year and has been developing its V6 turbo power unit at a new facility in Sakura City, Japan. The company released a brief statement on its progress on Friday.

"For the FIA Formula One World Championship, which Honda will rejoin in the 2015 season, the company is making steady progress in developing the power unit," read the statement.

"In January 2014 Honda moved its motor sports development base from the Automobile R&D Center of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. (at Haga-machi, Haga-gun in Tochigi Prefecture) to a newly situated area in its facility in Sakura City (also in Tochigi), in a move to further strengthen its development organization for F1 and other races.

"At Honda's European base for F1 activity in Milton Keynes, UK, installation of the dynamo and assembly facilities will be completed in June 2014 to further reinforce the already solid setup in preparation for racing."

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Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Martie 16, 2014, 09:55:54 a.m.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/16/us-honda-motor-technology-idUSBREA2F00D20140316

Honda aims to win fuel efficiency race in return to F-1

(Reuters) - After a seven-year hiatus, Honda Motor Co. is returning to the F-1 circuits next year, resolving to win more races - and learn how to build "greener" cars.

Honda is particularly aiming to turn exhaust gas that is mostly wasted in F-1 or conventional cars into energy. It is technology that Honda's F-1 chief, Yasuhisa Arai, says could give Honda an edge with its mass-market cars.

Cynics aren't buying the argument that Honda wants to use the F-1 as a technology incubator. They say Honda is trying to redeem its name after being a dud on the F-1 circuits from 2000 to 2008, when it quit the world's premier motor sport.

Arai doesn't necessarily disagree with that. He says Honda wants to be as successful as it was in the late 1980s when McLaren-Honda cars, driven by the late Brazilian triple champion Ayrton Senna and French four-time champ Alain Prost, dominated the sport. In 1988, Senna and Prost together won 15 of the 16 Grand Prix races.

"There's no point in racing unless you win," Arai said, strolling around a classic Honda F-1 car circa 1964 on display during a recent F-1 fan event at the Suzuka Circuit, 50 kms (30 miles) south of Nagoya in central Japan.

"That's why we teamed up with a winning team," Arai said referring to McLaren. Honda is set to supply engines starting in 2015 to McLaren, one of the most successful teams in F-1 history.

'LABORATORY ON WHEELS'

But Honda's return to Formula One is not just about the race, either.

Honda believes the new F-1 cars, which are now required to have gasoline-electric hybrid technology, offer an opportunity to make a technology leap.

The new regulations from the F-1 governing body require teams and engine suppliers such as Renault, Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz, to use a smaller engine, enhanced by turbo-charging technology, while using braking and exhaust to re-generate energy. Teams are also being given around a third less allotment of gasoline to race, compared to the previous race rules.

The regulations came into effect with the new F-1 season that kicked off in Melbourne this weekend.

Honda is particularly interested in the new requirement to use "exhaust-energy recovery" technology. Among other possibilities, it is looking at a way to use exhaust gas to spin a turbine in the car's exhaust system to generate electricity and store it in an onboard battery. A McLaren-Honda F-1 car, starting next year, could use such regenerated energy to go faster or farther.

Honda's move reflects what Arai calls a resolve by CEO Takanobu Ito to use the sport as a "laboratory on wheels," just as originally envisioned by company founder Soichiro Honda in the 1960s.

Establishing that exhaust-energy-recovery know-how should help Honda boost the so-called thermal efficiency of an F-1 car by as much as a third, Arai said.

Even the best of today's most advanced gasoline engines use only 30 percent of the thermal energy they create by combustion. The rest is wasted during braking and leaks out through exhaust pipes as heat. Arai wants to improve that thermal efficiency to as much as 40 percent.

"There's no technology like that available today," said the 57-year-old engineer, who is also senior managing director at Honda's R&D arm. "It's highly challenging, but if achieved, it could be applied in conventional cars."

FUEL EFFICIENCY

It's not always easy, however, to use racing as a technology incubator. Current and former Honda executives who spoke on condition of anonymity said two forces often collide as teams prepare for each race.

"In the boardroom, managers can say all they want about the importance of using racing as a laboratory, but once the race starts, winning it becomes the No. 1 priority," one former Honda F-1 engine designer said. "New ideas often get in the way."

Where those two forces coincide is around fuel efficiency - with Arai hoping to apply the technology developed for Formula One cars to its mass production models.

For Honda, it is also an extension of a broader effort by CEO Ito, who has held Honda's top job since 2009, to regain the edge it once had as a daring, risk-taking automaker. Toyota Motor Corp. over the past two decades has been seen as the more futuristic company. That reputation was largely due to the success of the gasoline-electric hybrid, Prius - technology that Honda failed to initially embrace fully, though the company under Ito has since adjusted its strategy.

"Inside Honda, we call the 2000s a lost decade, void of progress and impact and momentum," a senior Honda executive said.

One of the company's missteps during those years, company insiders say, was remaining in F-1 racing from 2000 through 2008, during which time Honda won just one race. At the time, the sport was paying little or no attention to advanced technology - even as consumers around the world demanded more fuel-efficient cars - and thus contributing little to the advancement of conventional cars.

Now Formula One, thanks to the new rule change, has become an "enormously challenging" battle front for new technology, Arai says. By again competing on the F-1 circuit, Honda hopes to hatch ideas that give its engines an "unknown level of fuel-efficiency," he said.

(Reporting By Norihiko Shirouzu and Yoko Kubota. Additional reporting by Maki Shiraki. Editing by Bill Tarrant.)

Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Martie 20, 2014, 08:45:57 a.m.
http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/honda-duo-to-observe-at-2014-races-report/

Honda duo to 'observe' at 2014 races - report

Yasuhisa Arai, Honda's new F1 boss, and the Japanese marque's technical chief Kazuo Sakurahara were on an ununiformed mission to learn and observe as the 2014 season kicked off.



Mar.19 (GMM) Almost unnoticed in the Albert Park paddock last weekend strolled two Japanese with very big plans.

Speed Week correspondent Mathias Brunner reports that Yasuhisa Arai, Honda's new F1 boss, and the Japanese marque's technical chief Kazuo Sakurahara were on an ununiformed mission to learn and observe as the 2014 season kicked off.

It is not until 2015 that Honda, absent from the paddock since the shock decision in late 2008 to pull its Brackley based works team from F1, will return to the grid as McLaren's supplier of works turbo V6 engines.

But as F1's brave new era began in Australia, "It was the first of many visits this year," Brunner claimed, as the Honda duo embark upon a meticulous mission to be up to speed against experienced rivals Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault.

Arai is quoted as saying: "At the beginning (of the V6 programme) there were some difficulties, but at the moment we are quite satisfied with our level of development."

Undoubtedly, F1's smaller, greener and more relevant engine regulations lured the modern-minded Honda back to the sport, but Arai insists that the ultimate ambition is clear.

"There's no point in racing unless you win," he is quoted by Japan Today.

"That's why we teamed up with a winning team," Arai added, referring to McLaren, who in 2014 are spending their twentieth and last season with Mercedes power.

Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Aprilie 22, 2014, 10:04:10 a.m.
http://motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/18/new-regulations-crucial-in-hondas-decision-to-return-to-f1/

New regulations crucial in Honda’s decision to return to F1

After leaving the sport at the end of 2008, Honda is ready to make its return to Formula 1 next season with McLaren as the lure of going green proved to be too great to ignore.

For the first time since it was confirmed that the Japanese manufacturer would be powering the British team next season, a representative has appeared in the FIA press conference. Chief Officer of Motorsports Yasuhisa Arai faced the media on Friday in Shanghai, and revealed more information about Honda’s plans for the next few years.

“One of the major reasons for our decision was the new regulation introduced this year and that the various environment,” Arai explained. “I mean green technologies in the new Formula 1 power unit, as well as the total energy management are both very challenging and significant.

“The new regulation encourages each power unit supplier to pursue the ultimate combustions efficiency and high pressure direct injections, such as many, many new technology.

“Thus the challenge is to convert each unit of gasoline into energy and this is expected to be reflected on the huge production mode. That’s the reason why.”

The new regulations have been met with mixed responses, but in this case it is clear that they are doing some good. Honda will become the fourth engine supplier on the grid for 2015 alongside Renault, Ferrari and Mercedes, but for season one it will only be working with McLaren.

“For 2015, McLaren is our only customer,” Arai confirmed. “I don’t think about the future, because we want to concentrate on next season.

“If teams want to use our engine or power unit, we can deliver after year 2016 but right now there are no plans.”

Honda’s F1 operations are set to be run from Milton Keynes in England, and Arai confirmed that the factory will open in two months’ time.

“That, we will open June this year,” he said. “Now still under construction but that factory is to do the engine maintenance for the races and rebuilding the Formula 1 engine and also to go to the race-track for the trackside service. That’s Milton Keynes.”

The rekindling of the McLaren-Honda partnership undoubtedly stirs memories of their success in the late 1980s with Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, and although it might not quite reach such dizzy heights this time around, it certainly has the potential to take McLaren back to the very front of the field.

Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Mai 01, 2014, 10:33:05 p.m.
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/04/23/mclaren-exclusive-2017-f1-report/

Honda exclusive to McLaren at least until 2017

Next year Honda will return to Formula One after a seven-year absence, bringing the first Japanese automaker to compete in the top-tier racing series back into the fold. But though it started in 1964 much as it ended in 2008, running its own team (much like Ferrari and Mercedes do today), its new F1 program will see it revert to engine-supplier status (like Renault did when it sold its team to Lotus).

The arrangement will be exclusive to McLaren for the 2015 Formula One World Championship. But what fans and insiders alike have been wondering is how it might expand after that. Well, now we have at least part of the answer.

According to the F1 business insiders at Pitpass, Honda motorsport chief Yasuhisa Arai told a group of journalists at this past weekend's race in Shanghai that the deal with McLaren will be exclusive not only in 2015, but also in 2016. In other words, it won't be until 2017 at the earliest before Honda might begin supplying engines to any other teams, if at all.

The last time McLaren and Honda collaborated, they proved an unassailable combination - one of the most successful partnerships in the history of motorsport. With Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost (subsequently replaced by Gerhard Berger) behind the wheel, McLaren-Honda won both the drivers' and constructors' titles four years running from 1988 through 1991, proving as winning a combination as Red Bull and Renault.

McLaren placed second under Honda power the following season in 1992, then meandered under Ford and Peugeot power before embarking on its long partnership with Mercedes that's still in effect this season. Meanwhile Honda left the series after 1992, only to return in 2000 with BAR, the team that it subsequently bought, then sold in 2009 to Ross Brawn who won the championship and ended up selling to Mercedes. That team is now leading the championship standings with nearly three times as many points as its closest challengers.

Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Mai 13, 2014, 10:04:51 a.m.
Honda Is Revving Up for Its Next Formula One Lap

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/10/sports/autoracing/honda-is-revving-up-for-its-next-formula-one-lap.html?hpw&rref=sports&_r=0

There are only three official engine suppliers in Formula One this season. But a fourth constructor, Honda, has become a tacitly accepted part of the 2014 series, a year before it is to make its return to elite racing after a hiatus of six seasons.

The Japanese car manufacturer is set to equip the McLaren team with an engine next year, renewing its Formula One presence after having left the series at the end of the 2008 season amid the global financial crisis. Honda was a full team owner and engine manufacturer at the time, and after its departure, the team’s name was changed to Brawn the following season. Then, with the structure Honda had built and using Mercedes engines, Brawn won the drivers’ and constructors’ titles in 2009.
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So it is that Honda, the fifth-most successful engine manufacturer in the history of the series — behind the current suppliers Ferrari, Renault and Mercedes (and Ford, the second-most successful, which is no longer in the series) — has something to prove in Formula One.

But for Honda, it’s a different game this time around. The company’s return was prompted primarily by new regulations that have changed the face of the series: Cars are now equipped with environmentally friendly and compact six-cylinder, 1.6-liter, turbo-charged engines with kinetic and heat energy-recovery systems and with a strict fuel consumption limit of 100 kilograms, or 220 pounds, per race.

The new rules were in fact established partly to attract some of those engine manufacturers — which also include BMW and Toyota — who had left amid the financial crisis and who had been dissatisfied with the series’s lack of relevance for their road car programs in an era of downsizing engines, fuel efficiency and hybrid systems.

Engine manufacturers, Honda among them, have a tradition of coming and going from Formula One, using it to develop their latest technology and sell cars.

The new regulations offer Honda an important opportunity to do just that once again.

Yasuhisa Arai, the director of Honda’s Formula One engine program, said as much at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai last month, when he was invited to participate in the official Friday afternoon press conference organized by the series’ governing body, the International Automobile Federation.

“One of the major reasons for our decision was the new regulations introduced this year, because the various green technologies in the new Formula One power unit, as well as the total energy management, are both very challenging and significant,” Arai said.

“The new regulation encourages each power-unit supplier to pursue the ultimate combustion efficiency and high-pressure direct-injection,” he added, reading from a statement. “Thus, the challenge is to convert each unit of gasoline into energy and this is expected to be reflected on the huge production mode.”

Honda has been involved in the series during three previous periods. First, it was a full team owner from 1964 to 1968, and won only two races. It returned to the series from 1983 to 1992 as an engine provider. In those years, the Honda-powered cars — which included Williams and McLaren — won 69 races.

Honda took part in the series again from 2000 to 2008, first as an engine provider to the BAR team, which it then bought in 2006. The renamed team won one race that year, with Jenson Button driving.

Returning in 2015 as an engine manufacturer to the McLaren team, Honda is recalling its glory years. McLaren is the team with which it was most successful and, as it turns out, it may have as one of its drivers the man who secured Honda’s only victory in the 2000s: Button, who has raced for McLaren since 2010.

“I think it’s very good for the sport and hopefully it will bring others back into the sport,” Button said, referring to Honda’s return to the elite racing series.

But the Japanese company will be starting with the new technology for hybrid engines a year later than the other three engine providers now in Formula One. So Honda may have a year of catching up to do. Or it may play that to its advantage, observing what problems the other manufacturers faced this season and integrating those lessons into its own technology.

Jonathan Neale, the chief operating officer of the McLaren team, said he didn’t think it would help Honda to see how the other manufacturers have done the job.

“The time in order to be able to develop one of these power units — you really have got to do your fundamental work very early,” he said. “You can’t afford just to sit back and do a copy.”

“A ‘me too’ thing isn’t the way to go for this,” he added. “Arguably, then, what Honda have to do in a very short period of time is come up with a competitive power-train at a time when the other guys have already got something up and running and then are given a second bite of the cherry.”

Also, Mercedes, Renault and Ferrari all provide several teams with engines. But Honda will only provide one team with engines, at least for the first two seasons.

“For year 2015, McLaren is our only customer,” Honda’s Arai said. “I don’t think about the future, because we want to concentrate on next season. If teams want to use our engine or power unit, we can deliver after year 2016, but right now there are no plans.”

Still, the challenge will be significant. Honda may have celebrated its best results with McLaren, but the current team has had problems with its chassis since last year, when it recorded its worst racing results since 1980.

Alain Prost, who drove for McLaren during its collaboration with Honda in the 1980s and who is now an ambassador for Renault, said that Honda was strong enough to rise to the challenge. He pointed out the advantage that Honda will have in working with McLaren in particular.

“They know how to work with Honda people, they know the company, they know the mentality,” Prost said of McLaren. “Maybe I myself did not know 100 percent how to work with the Japanese.”

Neale suggested that the ties indeed run deep.

“And I’m pleased to say that in some cases, some of the people who were involved in those early relationships are still around on both sides of the water, which is really good to see,” he said.

Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din August 06, 2014, 10:03:24 a.m.
http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/indycar-driver-linked-with-honda-f1-test/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Formula1-Integrated-Feeds+%28Formula+1+Integrated+Feeds%29

Indycar driver linked with Honda F1 test

A leading contender to become a test driver for Honda's F1 return has emerged.

The publication Racer said Honda-powered Indycar frontrunner Simon Pagenaud is in talks to make his F1 test debut with Japanese power next winter ahead of Honda's works McLaren foray for 2015.

"I've been in touch with some people, some promising things are happening, so we'll see," the Frenchman said.

Asked if Honda will support his push to test a Formula One car, Pagenaud laughed as he answered: "I hope they would ... why wouldn't they?"

Pagenaud is reportedly in the last year of his current contract with the Indycar team Schmidt Peterson.
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din ſeptembrie 03, 2014, 11:55:58 a.m.
http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews/2014/9/16278.html

Honda can match Mercedes - exclusive Yasuhisa Arai Q&A

While Mercedes have been dominating Formula One racing this year, Honda's preparations for their 2015 F1 return with McLaren have been ramping up behind closed doors.

As they enter the final few months of development, we caught up with Honda's motorsport chief Yasuhisa Arai to discuss current progress, the relationship with Woking, and why Honda are confident of a triumphant comeback...

Q: Arai-san, the countdown for Honda's F1 return is on. Can you tell us the current state of affairs?
Yasuhisa Arai: We are absolutely within our development plan. Our engine - or more precisely our power unit - is ready for a whole system check, but without the chassis. It will still need more time to bring the power unit and chassis together and then be able to run checks with the complete car.

Q: Can you talk us through your schedule up to the point when power unit and chassis will finally become one?
YA: In the next couple of weeks we will run simulations and at the beginning of next year we will start to run on the track - very likely at Jerez. That will very likely be the first time to show the whole car, the Honda engine and the McLaren chassis - the Honda McLaren.

Q: So Jerez will be the first public outing of the new car - but will you run the car before that to collect data?
YA: Right now there are no plans to collect data during the rest of 2014. Jerez will be the first time.

Q: You are the man in charge of this return: what challenges are you facing?
YA: There are, of course, some challenging points. One is to develop an environmentally-friendly powertrain for a competitive racing situation. It is in the DNA of Honda to be competitive - competitiveness is very important for us to live up to the racing spirit that is fundamental within Honda.

Q: How much did the rule changes contribute to Honda's decision to come back?
YA: Yes, it definitely was one reason for Honda to come back into Formula One, but there was also the fact that the lap times compared to the old engines are very similar, and that means that we are talking about a technology that is very advanced. You can match the speed of the old engines, but with much smarter - and resource-saving - technology.

Q: Honda has a glorious past in Formula One racing as an engine supplier, but less so as a team owner. Why?
YA: Our specific specialty is the engine. And McLaren - our partner - specialise in the chassis, the race management and trackside activities. So the best plan to win is to combine our talents.

Q: So McLaren will be your exclusive partner for 2015. But what about beyond that?
YA: Yes, in 2015 we don't have the plan to supply any team other than McLaren. In 2016 or after, if some teams or partners ask us to supply them too, we will take a look at that situation. But even in 2016 McLaren will be our main partner in F1. And even if we supply other teams from 2016 onwards our main focus will always be to win - to make the engine better through more data - and not necessarily to look at a return on investment. If you win that comes automatically.

Q: Did you leave Formula One racing too early at the end of 2008? The year after you sold the team, Brawn GP won both the drivers' and constructors' championships - titles that could have gone to Honda. Is there unfinished business?
YA: Everyone says so! When we left F1 in 2008 our engineers believed that our technology, our engineering methods, were correct - and we definitely believe that this is still valid.

Q: You will be up against Mercedes next season - currently the best power unit in F1. Will you have the same successful start as they had?
YA: I have confidence that we will match Mercedes.

Q: Of the three current engine suppliers, two have struggled on occasions this season. Do you think you can avoid similar start-up difficulties?
YA: I think that the two other engine suppliers will recover next season - I strongly believe that. And we will be there too.

Q: You must have analysed why these other two suppliers are struggling in their first year. What is your conclusion?
YA: You can only make conclusions when you have all the different data on the table. I can imagine that Mercedes found the perfect balance between their chassis and their power unit and that the others didn't find that balance. So we work together with McLaren as one team - because this is the only way to go.

Q: How is your daily business with McLaren coordinated?
YA: In the past, it was always a bit difficult to make such a cooperation work. But with today's IT technology - with data sharing - that is very manageable these days.

Q: So Jerez will be your D-Day. What expectations do you have for the day - and for the 2015 season in general?
YA: Formula One is a very important part of our strategy - and winning is very important for Honda. We want to raise the awareness of our brand and I trust - I am a firm believer - that we will win races next year. And that will send out a very positive signal for our brand on a global basis.

Q: So Formula One racing is intended to add an emotional and sporting aspect to your brand?
YA: Yes. Especially in Europe where fans believe that Honda is a sporting brand - and with the launch in 2015 of some very sporting road cars they will tie in perfectly with Honda's engagement with Formula One. We will use Formula One as a catalyst to deliver the message that Honda is building very sporting cars.

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Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din ſeptembrie 18, 2014, 08:25:15 a.m.
McLaren keeping options open for first Honda test

http://motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com/2014/09/07/mclaren-keeping-options-open-for-first-honda-test/


McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that the team is keeping its options open for when to test with a Honda power unit for the first time.

It was confirmed last year that the Japanese motoring giant would be returning to Formula 1 in 2015 as a power unit supplier for the British team after six years away.

Its return was met with widespread approval in the F1 community, given that it rekindles the famous McLaren-Honda partnership from the late 1980s and early ’90s.

Together, they won four world championships in five years, with Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost’s rivalry being a hallmark of the partnership.

McLaren’s current deal with Mercedes runs out after the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi this November. However, there is a two-day F1 test being held at the circuit in the week after the race, and it was thought that McLaren could debut the Honda engine there.

Honda supremo Yasuhisa Arai was quoted as saying that this would not be possible, meaning that the team would have to wait until the first 2015 test in Jerez next February, but Boullier is keeping his options open.

“Regarding the first tests of a McLaren-Honda powered car, there is no decision yet about when and where,” the Frenchman explained to the media in Monza on Saturday.

“This is still open and it is true that there was a comment [from Arai], but we will not give a definite answer now because we do not know exactly, but it is very likely that it will be before Jerez as well.

“It is true that the safe side is that we will be in Jerez with a McLaren-Honda car, but we keep the door open so that if everything is matching our schedule we can run it earlier.”


Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Octombrie 07, 2014, 08:28:29 a.m.


Report - McLaren planning private Honda tests?

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/report-mclaren-planning-private-honda-tests/






Honda Reveals 2015 Formula One Power Unit:

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1094749_honda-reveals-2015-formula-one-power-unit?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+motorauthority2+%28MotorAuthority%29
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Noiembrie 19, 2014, 09:38:20 a.m.
McLaren gets on track with new Honda F1 :

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/17/mclaren-honda-f1-first-photos-silverstone/
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Noiembrie 29, 2014, 08:42:31 a.m.
Bottas fastest as McLaren issue delays Honda run on first morning


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Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Decembrie 23, 2014, 07:25:21 a.m.



Dennis: McLaren-Honda has to dominate


http://www.eurosport.com/formula-1/dennis-mclaren-honda-has-to-dominate_sto4519392/story.shtml

McLaren-Honda begins 'recovery plan'

http://www.eurosport.com/formula-1/mclaren-honda-begins-recovery-plan_sto4511206/story.shtml


Official: Button Gets Second McLaren Honda Seat For 2015


http://www.carthrottle.com/official-button-second-mclaren-honda-seat-for-2015/


Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Ianuarie 04, 2015, 09:00:13 a.m.


Honda excluded as engine upgrades allowed in 2015


http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/honda-excluded-as-engine-upgrades-allowed-in-2015/


Honda Joins Ferrari and Renault in Seeking F1 Engine Unfreeze


http://www.carscoops.com/2015/01/honda-joins-ferrari-and-renault-in.html







Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Ianuarie 21, 2015, 07:29:36 a.m.


Alonso wants an NSX, but did Honda block him from Le Mans?

 http://www.autoblog.com/2015/01/20/alonso-wants-acura-nsx-honda-blocks-lemans/




Formula 1 Embarrasses Itself with Honda, Engine-Freeze Farce

 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2334686-formula-1-embarrasses-itself-with-honda-engine-freeze-farce


Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Ianuarie 30, 2015, 09:20:29 a.m.
McLaren-Honda Unveils MP4-30 F1 Car [w/Video]

http://www.carscoops.com/2015/01/mclaren-honda-unveils-mp4-30-f1-car.html

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McLaren MP4-30 marks Honda's hotly anticipated F1 return

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/01/29/mclaren-mp4-30-honda-f1-return/


McLaren-Honda launches 2015 F1 challenger


http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-honda-launches-2015-f1-challenger/



Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Februarie 24, 2015, 09:13:41 a.m.
Button: Honda has changed but there's still unfinished business

http://www.foxsports.com/motor/story/button-f1-honda-has-changed-but-there-s-still-some-unfinished-business-020815

McLaren-Honda working on cultural barriers - report

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-honda-working-on-cultural-barriers-report/
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Martie 18, 2017, 07:26:07 a.m.
Honda exclude retragerea din Formula 1: "Suntem dedicaţi 100% competiţiei şi celor de la McLaren"

http://www.automarket.ro/formula1/honda-exclude-retragerea-din-formula-1-suntem-dedicati-100-76335.html
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Mai 13, 2017, 08:44:33 a.m.
Everything wrong with Honda, and how to fix it

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http://www.autoblog.com/2017/05/11/everything-wrong-with-honda-and-how-to-fix-it/

Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din ſeptembrie 16, 2017, 07:01:24 p.m.
F1 Engine Wars Could Force Red Bull To Partner With Honda Next Year   salut'

http://www.carscoops.com/2017/09/f1-engine-wars-could-force-red-bull-to.html
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Octombrie 11, 2017, 08:41:47 p.m.
Honda "very close" to matching Renault power

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/honda-very-close-to-matching-renault-power-963742/
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Ianuarie 03, 2018, 01:34:33 p.m.
McLaren Could Hook Back Up With Honda Down The Road

http://www.carscoops.com/2017/12/mclaren-could-hook-back-up-with-honda.html

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Given how things turned out between McLaren and Honda, you'd think the prospect of the two ever partnering again would be completely out of the question. But the team's executive director Zak Brown says otherwise.

"We are grateful to Honda,” said Brown in a television interview with Sky Sports (as cited by The Drive). “They're a great company, with great people, and the relationship was always strong. The relationship still is strong.”

“Wouldn't rule out racing with them again, wish them the best but we needed to make some tough decisions to do what's in our best interest.” Seriously? "Oh of course, absolutely," confirmed Brown.

This after three years of frustrations that saw McLaren saddled by an underperforming and unreliable Honda engine package that's largely blamed for the team's poor performance. In fact, these past three seasons have been the worst in McLaren's history since the late 1970s and early 1980s, before (now ousted chairman) Ron Dennis took over and ushered the team into the second most accomplished in the Formula One record books.

That includes a previous partnership in the late 1980s and early 90s that yielded four consecutive world championships with drivers like Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost behind the wheel. Maybe it's those glory days to which Brown is looking back. But for now, McLaren's moving on to Renault power, leaving Honda to work out the kinks with Toro Rosso instead.

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Honda's Fired Its F1 Engine Boss And Split His Job In Two

http://www.carscoops.com/2017/12/hondas-fired-its-f1-engine-boss-and.html
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Things clearly haven't been working in Honda's F1 engine program, and Honda knows it. That's probably why it's not only changing the guard, but completely reconfiguring the way its F1 operation runs.

Up to this point, the effort has been run by one Yasuke Hasegawa, who has worn two hats: one supervising the development of the powertrain at Honda's R&D facility in Japan, the other directing its application from the pit lane at grands prix and test sessions around at circuits around the world.

As Honda moves on from its partnership with McLaren to a new one with Toro Rosso, Hasegawa's position is now being split into two, with the role of technical director (for trackside operations) now falling to one Toyoharu Tanabe. Currently employed as a senior manager at Honda Performance Development in the US, Tanabe has been with Honda since 1984, working in F1 alongside the likes of Gerhard Berger (at McLaren) and Jenson Button (at BAR-Honda) as well as in IndyCars.

The official announcement made no mention of who will run the powertrain development program back in Sakura. However Autosport reports that the role will fall to Yasuaki Asaki, previously head of Honda's N series of JDM kei cars.

As for Hasegawa, he's now being simply listed as a researcher in Honda's R&D department. The changes are set to take effect as of January 1, 2018.



Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Ianuarie 18, 2018, 07:12:56 p.m.
Toro Rosso's New Honda-Powered STR13 Would Look Cool In Chrome

http://www.carscoops.com/2018/01/toro-rossos-new-honda-powered-str13.html

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The participating teams will start unveiling their new F1 cars for 2018 in the coming weeks and months. But before they do, we have at least one more independent design to show you.

What we have here is a proposal for the forthcoming Toro Rosso STR13, done up by livery designer Sean Bull – complete with halo cockpit protection device, and all decked out in chrome (with some matte black detailing thrown in for contrast).

The appearance is an approach we last saw from McLaren, which abandoned the reflective coating for black (and then for orange) after it parted ways with Mercedes and embarked on its ill-fated partnership with Honda.

Now that Toro Rosso has picked up the Japanese engines instead, switching to a flashier livery could be just the ticket. But as cool as it looks here, we wouldn't count on the “other Scuderia” adopting this approach for the coming year.
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Februarie 11, 2018, 02:20:37 p.m.

Toro Rosso’s New Honda-Powered STR13 Would Look Cool In Chrome

https://www.carscoops.com/2018/01/toro-rossos-new-honda-powered-str13/



The participating teams will start unveiling their new F1 cars for 2018 in the coming weeks and months. But before they do, we have at least one more independent design to show you.

What we have here is a proposal for the forthcoming Toro Rosso STR13, done up by livery designer Sean Bull – complete with halo cockpit protection device, and all decked out in chrome (with some matte black detailing thrown in for contrast).

The appearance is an approach we last saw from McLaren, which abandoned the reflective coating for black (and then for orange) after it parted ways with Mercedes and embarked on its ill-fated partnership with Honda.

Now that Toro Rosso has picked up the Japanese engines instead, switching to a flashier livery could be just the ticket. But as cool as it looks here, we wouldn’t count on the “other Scuderia” adopting this approach for the coming year.

Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Februarie 26, 2018, 07:27:21 p.m.
Scuderia Toro Rosso Reveals Its New Honda-Powered STR13

https://www.carscoops.com/2018/02/scuderia-toro-rosso-reveals-new-honda-powered-str13/
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Martie 01, 2018, 06:13:25 p.m.
Cursele de Formula 1, transmise în direct pe internet inclusiv în România: serviciul va costa minim 30 de lei pe lună

http://www.automarket.ro/formula1/cursele-de-formula-1-transmise-in-direct-pe-internet-inclusiv-in-romania-83073.html

Formula 1 va transmite toate cursele în direct pe internet începând din acest sezon prin intermediul unui serviciu care va fi disponibil inclusiv în România și care va costa cel puțin 8 dolari (30 lei) pe lună.

Liberty Media, noul proprietar al Formulei 1, a confirmat oficial în această săptămână că pregătește lansarea unui serviciu prin care va transmite în direct pe internet toate cursele unui sezon competițional.

Compania speră să lanseze serviciul la timp pentru cursa de debut din Australia, care va avea loc în 25 martie, iar în faza inițială acesta va fi disponibil doar în versiune desktop înainte de lansarea versiunilor pentru platformele mobile oferite de Android și Apple.

Noul serviciu se va numi F1 TV Pro și va include transmisiuni în direct de la cele 3 sesiuni de antrenamente, calificări și curse, dar și conferințele de presă. În plus, feed-ul va include acces la imagini care nu sunt disponibile în cadrul transmisiunilor TV, inclusiv acces permanent la camerele onboard ale tuturor celor 20 de piloți, iar comentariul va fi preluat de la postul de televiziune Sky Sports din Marea Britanie. De asemenea, abonații vor putea vedea toate cursele suport din Formula 2, GP3 și Porsche Supercup.

La lansare, F1 TV Pro va putea fi accesat doar din țările în care drepturile pentru internet ale curselor nu au fost deja achiziționate de televiziunile clasice.

Liberty Media nu a anunțat oficial lista țărilor, însă jurnaliștii de specialitate au intrat în posesia unui document în acest sens, iar România se află pe lista în care serviciul va fi disponibil. F1 TV Pro va avea un tarif lunar cuprins între 8 și 12 dolari, care va varia cel mai probabil în funcție de puterea de cumpărare a locuitorilor din țara respectivă. Prin urmare, pentru clienții din România, F1 TV Pro va costa cel puțin echivalentul a 30 de lei pe lună, în cazul în care pentru țara noastră se va aplica cel mai mic tarif la un curs de 3.8 lei pentru un dolar.

Până în prezent, nicio televiziune din România nu a achiziționat drepturile TV ale Formulei 1 pentru sezonul 2018.

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Între timp, echipele continuă sesiunea de teste de pe circuitul de la Barcelona. Ziua de miercuri a fost ratată complet de toate echipele ca urmare a unei ninsori, iar singurul pilot care a efectuat tururi cronometrate a fost Fernando Alonso.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpPD209Lx-E



Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Mai 06, 2018, 06:26:46 p.m.
Red Bull Believes Honda Will Be On Par With Renault Before This Season Is Over

https://www.carscoops.com/2018/03/red-bull-thinks-honda-will-catch-renault-season/

After an encouraging start for Toro Rosso in their collaboration with Honda, sources suggest that, compared to Renault, their engine is now down on power by as little as 15 HP – considerably less than in previous years, when the Japanese manufacturer supplied McLaren.

This is turn has led Red Bull to believe that Honda will be able to catch up with Renault by the end of the 2018 Formula 1 season, which coincidentally is when Red Bull’s contract with the French company runs out.

“The Honda package is technically interesting,” stated Red Bull’s motorsport advisor Helmut Marko in an interview with Autosport.

“The engine is very light and now the reliability is there. They speak of continuous performance improvements. The engine should be at Renault level by the end of this year.”

Meanwhile, team principal Christian Horner is obviously happy to have a choice of engines for 2019: “Obviously we are in a position for the first time in probably the last 10 years that we have a choice moving forwards. That is a position that we have not been in for a long, long time. There has either been a veto or a block or a non desire from supplier to supplier.”

Both Horner as well as Marko have been impressed with how Honda have been performing for Toro Rosso, with Marko adding that the two companies already have a solid working relationship.

“Collaboration between Toro Rosso and Honda is very good, because we didn’t just tell the Japanese what the engine should look like. Immediately after signing the contract there was an exchange of technicians between Faenza, Sakura in Japan and Milton Keynes, where Honda also has a small factory. That’s where the current car and the engine installation were discussed and actually done.”

The new car will make its debut this weekend at the season’s opener in Melbourne, Australia. As for the future, if Toro Rosso is satisfied with their engine supplier’s performance, then a Honda-powered Red Bull could very well be in the cards for 2019.

Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Iulie 07, 2018, 12:46:05 p.m.
It's Official: Honda to supply Red Bull Racing in Formula One from 2019

https://www.vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=1359642

It's long been talked about, but now we know that the rumors have come true. Beginning with the 2019 season, Red Bull will join its junior team Toro Rosso as a customer/works team for Honda's F1 efforts. Honda will be supplying two teams for the first time since their inauspicious return to F1 with McLaren in 2015.

Honda's results with Toro Rosso have been mixed so far, but in general the team has shown promising progress, with Honda's engines showing dramatic improvements in reliability and performance compared to the prior 3 seasons.

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Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din August 22, 2018, 05:34:18 p.m.
Red Bull lauda motoarele Honda: "Nimeni nu poate ține pasul cu centrul de dezvoltare al japonezilor"

http://www.automarket.ro/formula1/red-bull-lauda-motoarele-honda-nimeni-nu-poate-tine-pasul-cu-centrul-86279.html

Red Bull susține că Honda are cel mai bun centru de dezvoltare pentru motoare din Formula 1 și afirmă că va aborda o strategie complet diferită de McLaren pentru a obține performante împreună cu constructorul japonez.


Red Bull va utiliza motoare Honda începând din sezonul 2019 după ce va pune punct unui parteneriat cu Renault care a avut ca rezultat patru titluri mondiale la piloți și alte patru la constructori în perioada 2010-2013.

Austriecii susțin că au fost impresionați de progresele arătate în acest an de Toro Rosso, echipă care folosește motoare Honda și a obținut inclusiv un loc 4 în Bahrain.

"Cu Toro Rosso totul funcționează perfect. Anul viitor, Honda va face un efort și mai mare. Au un centru de dezvoltare în Sakura cu care nimeni nu poate ține pasul", afirmă Helmut Marko, consultantul Red Bull.

Declarațiile sale par hazardate în contextul în care Honda nu a reușit să obțină performanțe majore în Formula 1 pe parcursul celor trei ani de colaborare cu McLaren. Marko afirmă însă că totul a plecat de la o abordare greșită din partea echipei britanice.

"Japonezii au o cultură diferită și un mod de lucru diferit. Abordarea noastră este diferită de cea avută de McLaren. McLaren le spunea cum să construiască motorul, noi doar le spunem să construiască cel mai rapid motor posibil, apoi vom încerca să îl integrăm în șasiu. Nu avem nicio cerință și discutam totul împreună", a adăugat el.

Via Motorsport
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Octombrie 28, 2018, 06:42:33 a.m.

Latest Honda Upgrade For Toro Rosso Could Give Red Bull Wings

https://www.carscoops.com/2018/10/latest-honda-upgrade-toro-rosso-give-red-bull-wings/

Hondao introduced an upgraded engine in Russia, but even though they utilized them in practice, Toro Rosso chose to wait until the Japanese Grand Prix to use them in a race.

Despite having to deal with up-shift oscillations and finishing outside the points at Suzuka, Toro Rosso still had a very encouraging weekend, getting both drivers into Q3, with Hartley starting the race P6 and Gasly right behind him in P7.

During qualifying, the two Toro Rosso cars were quicker than the Force Indias and the Renault works team in terms of pure pace, and if the FIA hadn’t forced them to revert the post shift ignition settings to a previous setup, they might even had performed better during the race.

All “what if’s” aside, Toro Rosso definitely passed the test as far as straight line speed is concerned, as both cars proved visibly more difficult to overtake, with rivals requiring DRS activation in order to get by.

“Today’s result was disappointing, given our excellent showing in qualifying yesterday,” stated Honda F1 technical director Toyoharu Tanabe after the race. “Pierre ran in the points for much of the race, so it was unfortunate that he was unable to fight off Sainz in the closing stages and dropped down to eleventh.”

Of course, any improvement for Toro Rosso this year is also great news for Red Bull Racing, who will be switching to Honda power come 2019, when Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly will line up alongside Max Verstappen for the UK-based Austrian outfit.

The next four races on the calendar (US, Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi) will be very interesting for the Honda-powered Toro Rossos, as all of those circuits feature long straights and/or high-speed corners.

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Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Noiembrie 02, 2018, 07:36:55 p.m.
Red Bull Thinks Honda Power Can Make Verstappen Champion In 2019

https://www.carscoops.com/2018/11/red-bull-thinks-honda-power-can-make-verstappen-champion-2019/

The youngest driver to ever win a Formula 1 title is Sebastian Vettel, who secured it in 2010 at the age of 23. Yet, if 21-year old Max Verstappen wins it next year, he will easily surpass the current Ferrari driver’s achievement.

According to Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko, there are “no excuses” not to try to go for the title in 2019, based on what the team showed in Mexico where the altitude had Renault power on par with Mercedes and Ferrari, allowing Red Bull to properly evaluate the strength of their chassis.

Marko told Autosport that his team is really looking forward to 2019 and that the goal is “to have the youngest world champion. Two years we have, but we’ll go for it next year.”

“We know the first year with a new engine manufacturer is not easy. But the aim, and the goal that I’ve told all the people, is that we have to go for the championship from the beginning. No excuses.”

As for any reliability concerns regarding their 2019 Honda engine, Marko stressed that the reason why Toro Rosso changed so many power units this year is so they could test more new developments.

“It’s tactical to get the best for next year. Toro Rosso are sacrificing their season for next year. It’s part of our concept that we have with Honda. The figures are already ahead of Renault.”

Meanwhile, team principal Christian Horner also feels good about Verstappen’s chances for next season.

“You’ve seen this weekend if we’ve an engine that’s anywhere near the ballpark of our opponents then we’ve got a strong enough team and strong enough driver package to take the fight to them. We’re obviously hopeful that Honda, with the progress they’re making, will put us into the situation that we’re more regularly able to compete like we are here – with the optimum downforce and setting on the car.”

Max Verstappen has until 2020 to win the title in order to edge out Vettel as the youngest F1 driver to do so.
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Noiembrie 06, 2018, 06:04:02 p.m.
Red Bull își pune speranțele în Honda: "Cu motorul potrivit putem lupta cu Ferrari și Mercedes în 2019"

http://www.automarket.ro/formula1/red-bull-isi-pune-sperantele-in-honda-cu-motorul-potrivit-putem-87947.html
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Noiembrie 13, 2018, 06:05:00 p.m.
Presiunea Red Bull își spune cuvântul: Honda caută ajutor extern pentru îmbunătățirea motorului

http://www.automarket.ro/formula1/presiunea-red-bull-isi-spune-cuvantul-honda-cauta-ajutor-extern-pentru-88095.html
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Decembrie 18, 2018, 05:47:48 p.m.
Verstappen speră să aibă un motor Honda competitiv: "Mai bine să câștig curse și să abandonez decât să am un motor slab"

http://www.automarket.ro/formula1/verstappen-spera-sa-aiba-un-motor-honda-competitiv-mai-bine-sa-88787.html
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Ianuarie 11, 2019, 05:47:17 p.m.
Red Bull susține că motorul Honda va avea o putere apropiată de Ferrari și Mercedes: "Suntem foarte optimiști în privința performanței"

http://www.automarket.ro/formula1/red-bull-sustine-ca-motorul-honda-va-avea-o-putere-apropiata-de-ferrari-si-89035.html
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Ianuarie 14, 2019, 08:20:58 p.m.
Mercedes se teme de rivalii de la Red Bull: "Motorul Honda pare foarte puternic acum"

http://www.automarket.ro/formula1/mercedes-se-teme-de-rivalii-de-la-red-bull-motorul-honda-pare-foarte-89159.html
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Ianuarie 18, 2019, 05:02:28 p.m.
Honda și-a stabilit obiectivul pentru startul sezonului 2019: peste Renault și să ajungă din urmă Mercedes și Ferrari

http://www.automarket.ro/formula1/honda-si-a-stabilit-obiectivul-pentru-startul-sezonului-2019-peste-renault-89285.html
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Martie 18, 2019, 05:04:08 p.m.
Mercedes Weary Of Surging Red Bull, Impressed With Honda Engine

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/03/mercedes-weary-of-surging-red-bull-impressed-with-honda-engine/
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Martie 26, 2019, 07:10:01 a.m.
Honda Hopes Red Bull Will Claim F1 Win Before Summer Break

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/03/honda-hopes-red-bull-will-claim-f1-win-before-summer-break/
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Aprilie 22, 2019, 06:46:31 p.m.
Honda pregătește un update major pentru motor: Red Bull renunță la stabilirea unui obiectiv pentru sezonul 2019

http://www.automarket.ro/formula1/honda-pregateste-un-update-major-pentru-motor-red-bull-renunta-la-91139.html
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Mai 20, 2019, 12:31:43 p.m.
Mercedes Weary Of Surging Red Bull, Impressed With Honda Engine

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/03/mercedes-weary-of-surging-red-bull-impressed-with-honda-engine/

Honda Hopes Red Bull Will Claim F1 Win Before Summer Break

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/03/honda-hopes-red-bull-will-claim-f1-win-before-summer-break/
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Iulie 03, 2019, 01:45:40 p.m.
At Long Last, Triumph for Honda in F1

https://vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=1389284

Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din Iulie 09, 2019, 06:39:19 p.m.
Honda anunță un nou update pentru motorul utilizat de Red Bull: "Trebuie să îmbunătățim performanțele din calificări"

https://www.automarket.ro/formula1/honda-anunta-un-nou-update-pentru-motorul-utilizat-de-red-bull-92425.html

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Honda va introduce un nou update pentru motor în acest an prin care speră să îmbunătățească performanțele din calificări, după ce Red Bull a obținut în Austria prima victorie din acest sezon.

Max Verstappen a obținut o victorie surprinzătoare în Marele Premiu al Austriei din urmă cu două săptămâni, în ciuda unui start ratat care l-a retrogradat până pe locul 8.

Aceasta a fost prima victorie după o pauză de aproximativ 5 ani obținută de un monopost echipat cu motoare Honda și a venit pe fondul unui update pentru motor introdus în Marele Premiu al Franței.

Honda a furnizat deja trei specificații pentru unitatea de propulsie în acest sezon, iar următoarea specificație va atrage după sine penalizări pe grila de start. De altfel, rivalii de la Mercedes și Ferrari nu intenționează să folosească mai mult de 3 specificații în contextul lupei pentru titlul mondial.

În schimb, Honda este dispusă să riște penalizări pe grilă dacă acestea vor permite obținerea unor progrese semnificative. Oficialii anunță deja că lucrează la un nou update, iar acesta va viza performanțele pe un singur tur de circuit, pentru îmbunătățirea rezultatelor din calificări.

"În calificări, diferența este mai mare comparativ cu ceilalți. În curse suntem tot în urmă, dar nu la fel de mult ca în calificări. Asta înseamnă că pasul următor este un mod pentru calificări, dar nu va fi ușor", a declarat Toyoharu Tanabe, directorul tehnic al Honda.

De altfel, Masashi Yamamoto, directorul executiv al Honda, afirmă că strategia este rulată în paralel cu munca la motorul pentru sezonul viitor.

"Vom continua dezvoltarea printr-un echilibru între performanță și fiabilitate. Vrem mai multe îmbunătățiri pentru a sprijini Red Bull. Sigur că ne gândim deja la anul viitor, dar când credem că avem un update pregătit vrem să-l folosim", a explicat el.

Via Autosport
Titlu: Re: HONDA in Formula 1
Scris de: tokyodream din August 14, 2019, 07:26:35 a.m.
Aston Martin Ready To Step In If Honda Bails On Red Bull

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/07/aston-martin-ready-to-step-in-if-honda-bails-on-red-bull/