Connect with us

opinion

RED BULL : HONDA HAS BUILT A STRONG ENGINE FOR 2020

Published

on

RED BULL : HONDA HAS BUILT A STRONG ENGINE FOR 2020

Red Bull and Honda enter their second year in partnership together this year, and the early indications are that Honda has produced an impressive power unit.

Red Bull : Honda has built a strong engine for 2020. In 2019, the combination couldn’t compete for the world championship, however Max Verstappen won three races in Austria, Germany and Brazil.

Red Bull understands that it needs to improve in a number of areas, but with the upgrades that it is set to bring to Melbourne, the team believes it will be able to pass Mercedes. Honda has also worked hard over winter in order to make gains.

A Red Bull employee told F1Lead: “Honda has built a very good and strong engine. It looks very good and we haven’t even driven at full power yet.

“It was Honda’s intention during this test to drive seven grand prix distances with one engine. We succeeded, as both cars [Red Bull and AlphaTauri] covered about 3,500 kilometres up to and including the fifth test day here in Barcelona.

“So the reliability is very good and the speed is definitely there. In terms of the engine, we are really not far behind Mercedes or Ferrari.

“The wear and tear on the engine is a bit more at Red Bull than at AlphaTauri because the RB16 is faster, which means there is more wear.

“Also because Max because is a bit more aggressive when it comes to driving, but it is no problem. This Honda engine has a lot.

“The intention is to do some quick runs on Friday, but I think you won’t see the real form of the team and the speed of Honda until Melbourne. But it looks very good and strong for this year.”

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner also confirmed to F1Lead that the reliability is strong: “From what we have seen so far, Honda has done very well. The reliability has proven to be very good during the test sessions here in Barcelona. Honda has kept its promises so far.”

YOU WILL LIKE

NORRIS: MCL35 HAPPY THAT THE CAR AS A WHOLE HAD BEEN IMPROVED

RICCIARDO FASTEST THIS MORNING

TEAMS MEET TONIGHT : BIG DISCUSS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS SOLUTION

BARCELONA TEST 5 F1 2020: VETTEL FASTEST

VETTEL COMPLIMENTED THE TEAM FOR ITS IMPROVEMENTS

RICCIARDO DECLARED HE WAS “ANSWERING ALL CALLS”

GASLY : WE’LL TRY TO DO THE BEST

MERCEDES CONFIDENT FOR 2020

THE CAUSE ENGINE FAILURE OF FERRARI

MCLAREN WILL BE BACK

MORE THE CLONE CARS FOR MORE COMPETITIVE GRID

HAMILTON AND WOLFF, NEXT DEAL $70M PER YEAR

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ALL THE F1 NEWS VIA Facebook AND Twitter

RED BULL : HONDA HAS BUILT A STRONG ENGINE FOR 2020 RED BULL : HONDA HAS BUILT A STRONG ENGINE FOR 2020

RED BULL : HONDA HAS BUILT A STRONG ENGINE FOR 2020

FATI'S IS SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR AND COLUMNIST FOR THIS SITE.




NEWSLETTER

F1 2020 NEXT RACE

Australia GP15 March
British timeSession
02h00 - 03h30Free practice 1
04h00 - 05h30Free practice 2
04h00 - 05h00Free practice 3
07h00Qualification
06h10Race