Honda will benefit from Red Bull-Toro Rosso sharing

05-01-2019 13:49
by Joseph Tyrrell
F1 News
Honda will benefit from Red Bull-Toro Rosso sharing

Honda boss, Tayohauru Tanabe believes they will benefit from Toro Rosso sharing many rear end components from Red Bull this season.

Honda will officially start their partnership with Red Bull in 2019 after testing with Red Bull’s junior team, Toro Rosso in 2018.

Toro Rosso will provide its own casing but both teams will run the same rear end suspension and that’s something Honda feel will benefit them.

"I think it's a big advantage," Tanabe told Motorsport.com.

"We don't need to communicate between one team and another team, or they ask us completely separately.

“We don't have that situation.”

Tanabe did admit that changes would have to be made for each team but nothing drastic would happen.

"Of course they have a slightly different design and we need to adapt to each team.

"but it's not a big specification change.” He added.

For the first time since 2008 Honda are providing two teams with engines something which ended badly with the Super Aguri but Honda do not see providing two engines as a negative.

"Theoretically we have double the data.

"Not only trackside but on the development side.

“We have a different team, a different car philosophy, a different way of working, especially trackside." Added the technical director.

 “We can get more information, more knowledge from a new team.

“That's a big benefit for us."

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