Honda introducing spec-4 engine at Belgian Grand Prix!

29-08-2019 08:56
by Adam Newton
Honda introducing spec-4 engine at Belgian Grand Prix!

Honda have announced that they will be bringing an upgraded engine to this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, a welcome boost for Red Bull and Toro Rosso at the power sensitive Spa-Francorchamps circuit, although the updated unit will only be available to Alex Albon and Daniil Kvyat

Red Bull have won two of the last four races, with Max Verstappen victorious in Austria and Germany and the team will be hoping that this recent update will allow him to fight at the front once again in the coming weekends.

This is the spec-4 engine, showing the levels of improvement Honda have committed to making this season, their first as Red Bull's supplier following the team's switch from Renault.

In Honda's weekend preview, Toyoharu Tanabe, Honda Racing F1's technical director said: "We are introducing the Spec 4 version of our PU at this event. As usual, we have focused on improving both reliability and performance, in the hope of achieving even better results with both teams in this part of the season.

"Our plan is that only Albon and Kvyat will run it at Spa, for strategic reasons, looking at the rest of the season as a whole. The driver swap between Albon and Gasly has no effect on how we operate at the race, and we continue to do our best to support all four of our drivers.

"As per the Sporting Regulations, Albon now takes on what was Gasly’s PU usage in terms of all the components that make up the PU and vice versa."

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