Jambier wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:12 am
We also need to remember that RB used the wrong fuel and MGU K last year.
Going to Honda is the right choice of course: Factory team, free engines, lot of investment from Honda, and big progress.
So I think from 2020 they will see the benefits (One year experience, better intégration)
But I'm just worried about their communication, I don't want them to put to much pression on Honda like McLaren was.
Honda in 2018 was:
- Big progress
- But still bad fuel consumption
- Use 8 engine a year
- Still 20hp down on Renault - Except in qualy mode -
This winter everyone have progressed, Renault as well with better reliability and 40hp more.
Then that's why I say if Honda 2019 = Renault 2019, this is the best case scenario and it means huge progress:
- It means 60hp win over the winter
- It means going from 8 to 4 engine a year
- And it means better fuel consumption
All of that in one winter. Almost to good to be true.
So thinking they are now close to Mercedes of Ferrari, it's just dreaming. In 2020, I think they can, but in 2019 RB should better be patient and not put extra pressure on Honda