Honda to launch new engine in France: more power for Red Bull

08-06-2021 09:46 | Updated: 08-06-2021 11:00
by GPblog.com
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Honda to launch new engine in France: more power for Red Bull

Mercedes delivered new engines this weekend, but Honda postponed the decision for another round. This means that for the French Grand Prix we can expect more reliability and thus more power from the Japanese.

Before the Azerbaijan Grand Prix Mercedes announced that new engines were being delivered to all teams. Not much can be changed to the engines during the season, but the extra reliability of the new engine will indirectly deliver more power. That is what Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri missed this weekend.

Extra power from Honda

For example, Pierre Gasly ran into trouble during the race, losing a lot of speed on the straights according to Franz Tost. Because of this he couldn't keep Sebastian Vettel behind him and had to pull out all the stops to secure his third place over Charles Leclerc. In France, however, the redemption comes.

According to Auto, Motor und Sport Honda will supply a new engine for AlphaTauri and Red Bull. With improved reliability that will mean that the engine can also be upgraded. For Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez that comes in handy, because in France they can use every bit of extra power in the attack on Mercedes.

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