Honda preparing for tough weekend: 'Must do everything for it'

02-12-2021 06:53 | Updated: 02-12-2021 09:17
by GPblog.com
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Honda preparing for tough weekend: 'Must do everything for it'

For Honda it might be the last two races in Formula 1, but they can finish on a fitting note. With Red Bull Racing, the Japanese team still have a chance to win the drivers' and constructors' title and so Honda will be pulling out all the stops to achieve the maximum result.

Honda aims for the world title

In 2020 Honda already announced that they would leave Formula 1 at the end of 2021. Red Bull has since built its own factory in order to develop its own engines in the future, but the partnership with Honda continues this year. With the chance of winning two titles, Honda could finish in style.

''There are only two more races this season and only two more for Honda before we leave the sport. We go into this final pair of back-to-back races fighting for both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles and it starts this week in Saudi Arabia, which is hosting its first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix'', Toyoharu Tanabe begins his statement in the preview from Honda.

Busy weekend in Saudi Arabia

''We know it features a long full throttle section and is generally high speed, but there will be many things to discover after the cars actually go out on track on Friday, such as the type of asphalt used for the track surface, the ambient and track temperatures and other features linked to its layout.''

''A new event always means more work for engineers to see how our simulation work correlates with reality and we will need to be ready to adjust settings very quickly during the sessions. Therefore, just like Qatar a fortnight ago, this will be a very busy weekend for the engineers. Everyone at Honda knows what our target is for these last races and we will all be pushing very hard alongside our two teams to achieve our goals'', concludes Honda's top executive.

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