Honda ran a different program than usual: "Nice to be on top with Max"

10-07-2020 17:56
by GPblog.com
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Honda ran a different program than usual: Nice to be on top with Max

After a bad start to the 2020 season, Honda has also had to recover at lightning speed for the second consecutive race on the Red Bull Ring. In addition to the electrical problems that caused Max Verstappen to drop out last week, there was also some imbalance in the Red Bull Racing cars. Honda says they at least found the solution to their problems.

“We are back at the same track as last weekend, when we had some issues with the two Aston Martin Red Bull Racing cars. With the teams, we analysed their causes and together we came up with a solution that we have run today", said Toyoharu Tanabe after the second free practice on Friday.

Verstappen and Honda on Friday already towards the limit?

Verstappen finally set a time that was only a tenth slower than his fastest lap in qualifying last weekend. This may indicate more speed, but also the fact that the teams have already pulled out a bit more today due to the announced rain.

"All four of our cars had a smooth day, but now we will carefully check all the data overnight, including that which relates to the changes we made. As there’s a chance of heavy rain tomorrow, we ran a slightly different programme and it was nice to end up with Max topping the time sheet.”

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