The head of Motorsport division, Honda Yusuke Hasegawa said that he was ashamed of the fact that the home manufacturer the Grand Prix of Japan pilot of McLaren’s Fernando Alonso will get a penalty on the starting grid.
Alonso managed to qualify in the top ten at the end of qualifying, but the race, the Spaniard will start from last place on the grid due to a penalty for changing elements of the power plant.
Fernando Alonso and Jolyon Palmer will lose positions at the start of the Grand Prix of Japan
“I am ashamed, – quotes Hasegawa AUTOSPORT.com. – It was not a engine failure and a leak in the hydraulic system. If we had the time to understand the cause of the leak, we wouldn’t have to change the engine. However, we have not had the time to understand failure”.
Alonso added: “In high-speed turns Suzuki it will be difficult to follow other cars.
I hope I can get a good start, and then implement a successful strategy. Let’s see how good will be our pace in the race.
We do not have the speed to overtake cars on the straights, so the race promises to be difficult.
Clear goals for the race there. I hope we can get closer to the top ten.”
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