The head of Motorsport division, Honda Yusuke Hasegawa admitted that he was ashamed of penalties pilots McLaren Fernando Alonso and Stoffele of Vandorn at the Grand Prix of Mexico.
The Japanese manufacturer has decided to install new elements of the power plant on both machines MCL32 that led to the penalty in 20 seats for Alonso and 35 seats for Vandorn.
Moreover, the pace of Alonso in the first segment of qualifying was promising, because the double world champion showed the fifth time. But because of the punishment both drivers will start Sunday’s race on the circuit behalf of the brothers Rodriguez from the tail of the grid.
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“We are very ashamed of the fact that both pilots get penalties – quoted Hasegawa AUTOSPORT.com. We were not sure that the engines on their machines will withstand three races, so decided to replace them.”
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