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HONDA – TOYOHARU TANABE REASSURED VERSTAPPEN

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HONDA - TOYOHARU TANABE REASSURED VERSTAPPEN

Honda started the weekend in Hungary with problems with Pierre Gasly’s car in the first free practice.

Max Verstappen was satisfied after the Grand Prix of Hungary. His team was able to refurbish his RB16 after a crash in the warm-up lap. After a strong opening phase, he didn’t give up and was on the podium next to Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas on P2.

In qualifying, problems with his power source reappeared and so he got a new one before the race. Is it something all Honda drivers should be worried about?

That’s something Honda is now going to investigate, Toyoharu Tanabe says to the Japanese Auto Sport Web. “We’re going to look in detail at the causal relationship [between the problems in VT1 and Q2]. Although we drove without any problems after VT1. In both VT2 and VT3 there was nothing wrong, not even in the lung runs”.

Tanabe hopes that a definitive cause and solution will be found in the factory in Japan, where the power source has already been sent to, but for the time being the manufacturer is in the dark. The only information they actually have is the comments of the drivers.

“‘It doesn’t feel right, said the driver [Gasly]. It feels like the engine is failing at any moment,” said Tanabe, who was able to reassure anxious Verstappen a little later. The Dutchman asked to check his engine after the failure of Gasly, but “there was no problem,” said Tanabe.

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