Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that while the decision to move the Toro Rosso on the Honda motors were taken into account all the risks.
In 2018, the Japanese manufacturer will work with the child team Red Bull. Given the failure of Honda to McLaren, many cautiously optimistic about prospects for the new tandem.
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“During the process of negotiations with Honda we conducted our own surveillance and made all relevant findings, so optimistic about the future, said Marco in an interview with ORF. – Look at the Singapore Grand Prix McLaren were in the top 10. It is seen that the engine gets better, and we know what work actually goes on behind the scenes.
Honda has financial potential, the necessary infrastructure, one of the most modern bases with the appropriate testing stands, and they have a huge drive to succeed in Formula 1. But we must take into account the characteristics of the Japanese mentality, which, of course, differs from the European one”.
Also the Austrian hinted that a contract with a new title sponsor of the Aston Martin will not be a hindrance to transition to Red Bull Racing in Honda motors in the future.
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“This is a business arrangement that has nothing to do with the supplier of motors, said Marco. Now we look forward to the beginning of cooperation with Toro Rosso and Honda. Next autumn we will define our plans for 2019. I think will already see the results with STR Honda”.
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