Honda has admitted that he expected the worst performances during the race weekend in Mexico city.
The Japanese manufacturer decided to install on the machine Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn new engines that resulted in a large penalty on the grid and start from the tail of the peloton.
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But even in the first segment of qualifying, Alonso managed to show the fifth time and in the race the Spaniard became the tenth.
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However, the pilot believes that the main increase in speed is a credit to the successful completions of the chassis McLaren, and not the result of a progress of Honda.
“Performance in Mexico city exceeded our expectations, – said the head of Motorsport division, Honda Yusuke Hasegawa in the comments AUTOSPORT.com. – Before coming here we thought that our engine is much weaker than the rest, as he feared in the highlands.
But the plant in Sakura worked hard to create good settings of the motor to the highlands, causing a deficit in capacity was not as serious as we thought.
Lagging behind the other manufacturers is shrinking. Yes, Honda is still behind, but I think we can catch them”.
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