The incentive is there for Red Bull and Honda, but they do need to exercise some caution.
If Mercedes emerge as the runaway leaders, the Austrian team’s confidence will be shattered. The top of F1 Honda and Red Bull will meet this week in Milton Keynes to discuss the gap with Mercedes.
The German racing team is almost unbeatable and they have to become aware of that, says Honda top man Masashi Yamamoto.
It is the first time that such a meeting will be held in 2020. “I’d like to discuss the performance of the RB16 and the evolution of the Honda powerhouse. We need to talk about how we progress in the future,” Yamamoto explains to Japanese Auto Sport.
There are a number of big names present at a meeting like this. Besides Yamamoto, Honda F1 boss Toyoharu Tanabe will also travel to the Red Bull factory. Here they will meet Christian Horner, Helmut Marko and Adrian Newey among others.
After the somewhat disappointing results, the meeting had to take place as soon as possible, even before the races at Silverstone. “That’s why we’re travelling quickly to the factory in Milton Keynes. The meeting has to take place on the 29th or 30th of July,” says Yamamoto.
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|06:00 - 07:30||Free practice 2|
|04:00 - 05:00||Free practice 3|
|07:00 - 07:18||Qualifying|
|06:10 - 08:10||Race|