.AeroDynamic wrote: ↑Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:57 pm.Kingshark wrote: ↑Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:49 pmAccording to Franco Nugnes, both Mercedes and Ferrari have already recovered the horsepower loss from the E10 fuel.
Meanwhile, according to Marko, Honda hasn’t recovered the loss of power yet.
Mercedes already had 15 horsepower on Honda last season. If Max wants any realistic shot at the title, Red Bull cannot allow that gap to get any larger.
Not surprising. There’s two potential reasons to consider for this.
ExxonMOBIL is their oil partner? Maybe they’re not as capable innovating as Shell and Petronas?
Or is this more likely falling to the engine people? I’m gonna guess the latter actually.
In that case, with Honda, well, they’re extremely competent to develop such a phenomenal engine last season. Only way their capability could be undermined is if the rumour ever turned out to be true that some Mercedes HPP knowledge leaked their way. Assuming it isn’t that, most likely for me, it’s Honda’s commitment - they left. The infrastructure of their spending, R&D etc must have wound down? RBR is in a transitional stage in reconstructing an Powertrains group as well.
So, it’s not a surprise that this may have bottlenecked development pace on the engine.
You couldn't be more further from the truth.
Just wait and see how fast the Honda PU will be in Bahrain.