Honda improvement worth 'three tenths' - Marko

Published on 12 Jun 2018 13:39

Red Bull looks to be speeding towards a switch to works Honda power for 2019.

We already revealed that the team is planning an announcement for its home race in Austria, and Auto Bild now claims it will probably be a switch from Renault to Honda engines.

Red Bull apparently made the decision in Montreal, after analysing the difference between new specifications brought by both Renault and Honda.

It is believed Honda's improvement, installed in the Toro Rosso cars, impressed Red Bull.

"We're talking about three tenths a lap," said Red Bull's Helmut Marko.

Replies (7)
SE calle.itw 12 Jun 2018 13:460
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Three tenths? Is this Marko bullshitting, or is he serious? If thats four eels: not bad, Honda!
US ajpennypacker 12 Jun 2018 14:440
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Lol sure Marko. Instead of making bullshit claims how about committing to them?
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you have zero information to claim someone is bullshitting.
US ajpennypacker 12 Jun 2018 23:330
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That's the beauty of making such claims. Nobody can prove that their are wrong. We do, however, have the qualifying grid as somewhat of an indicator. Does it suggest to you that they won three tenths since Monaco or Spain? I don't think so.
SE calle.itw 13 Jun 2018 00:330
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Speed traps do indicate a hefty gain though, but there is really only one way to find out: wait and see. :)
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Zak Brown, Alonso and the other guys at McLaren are probably ripping their hair out by the roots. It's the Alonso jinx, he may be one of the best drivers ever but by now people should know to do the opposite of what he wants.
SE calle.itw 12 Jun 2018 16:200
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If its true, they likely are. But if Marko is honest, Im thinking that they are ripping their hair not for what STR currently have, but what they will get later. Compared to Renault, Honda has been very eager to put out upgrades post-midseason. Even smaller upgrades at this rate after this boost could see Honda beating Renault this year. All that with a much smaller engine.

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