Honda doesn't want a repeat of Red Bull's problem: "Needs to be checked"

28-11-2021 10:28 | Updated: 28-11-2021 12:46
by GPblog.com
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Honda doesn't want a repeat of Red Bull's problem: Needs to be checked

Red Bull Racing Honda enter the final two races of the Formula 1 season slightly behind Mercedes in the Constructors' Championship. The engine manufacturer is holding its nerve, also considering Max Verstappen's leading position in the Drivers' Championship, but fears Mercedes' top speed.

Honda F1 director Masashi Yamamoto echoed Red Bull's suspicions about Mercedes' rear wing, but fears that won't matter much in the denouement of the title race anymore. Meanwhile, Red Bull had its own problems with the rear wing, which the team had to resolve throughout the weekend.

DRS problem Red Bull had no urgency

However, according to Yamamoto, it was a minor problem for which the mechanics had plenty of time to fix it. "In the third free practice session there was plenty of time, so even the repairs were delayed by a few minutes. Therefore, there was little sense of urgency or fear that it would not be fixed in time," he explained to Japanese Autosportweb.

"However, it's never a bad idea to check the car before the start of a session. Personally, I think it should be checked during the maintenance on Friday night, but I think it's great that the team is able to react quickly in such a situation."

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