The most important thing for him is to finish the race

19-06-2021 18:18 | Updated: 19-06-2021 18:56
by GPblog.com
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The most important thing for him is to finish the race

Honda is already being pointed out by Lewis Hamilton as the dominant power source in Formula 1 at the moment. A beautiful compliment and although that opinion can be disputed, it is certain that Honda has never been more competitive in the hybrid era.

Toyoharu Tanabe was extremely elated after the qualification in France, where Max Verstappen scored his second pole of the season. "To be 0.258 seconds ahead of the second placed driver is an exceptional performance," said the Japanese in the Honda review.

"It is very satisfying to take pole now that we are back at a permanent race track and just as we go into a series of three races on consecutive weekend. Having both Red Bull Racing Honda’s sharing the front two rows with the two Mercedes is also important in terms of tomorrow’s race strategy."

Tsunoda the only blemish at Honda

Still, it wasn't all hosanna for Honda on Saturday. Their homegrown protégé continues to make costly mistakes this season. Yuki Tsunoda may be a rookie and started the season promisingly, but he now has to keep the car out of the wall for a whole weekend. "The most important thing for him is to finish the race," concludes Tanabe.

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