Honda "working hard" to secure another strong result at German Grand Prix

24-07-2019 09:30
by Bobby Vincent
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Honda working hard to secure another strong result at German Grand Prix

Following an impressive showing from Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso at the British Grand Prix, the Honda-powered cars will be well prepared for this weekend, confirms the Japanese manufacturer's boss Toyoharu Tanabe.

At Silverstone, Max Verstappen was denied a "guaranteed podium" following a collision with Sebastian Vettel. Pierre Gasly was the top Red Bull driver over the weekend with the Frenchman finishing a career-high P4. Verstappen followed his team-mate in fifth-place.

Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat finished in P9, with team-mate Alexander Albon in P12. It was a strong weekend for the four Honda-powered cars and boss Tanabe is hoping his team can keep the momentum up as the Formula 1 calendar arrives in Germany for this weekend.

"After the Silverstone race, just a short distance from our European F1 headquarters, we now head off for the second back-to-back pair of races this year, in Germany and Hungary," Tanabe said.

"It's a busy time, immediately prior to the summer break. Hockenheim is one of the classic old tracks on the calendar and can be considered a power circuit because of the long straights in the first half of the lap.

"Therefore, in terms of the demands it places on the PU (power unit), it has some similarities with the last round at Silverstone, because much of the lap is at full throttle. That is encouraging, as we performed well there, therefore we will be working hard to try and secure another good result this weekend."

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