etusch wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:26 am
kevpasca wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 07, 2022 8:21 am
"Honda: Competitors 'downplay' impact of new Formula 1 fuel"
https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/103711/h ... -fuel.html
I wonder how Honda is skeptical about power gain and none of the teams have been able to do it. Imagine if the power gain is true and Honda is the only manufacturer who didn't gain back the lost hp. Not to forget that the Honda engine was badly beaten by Mercedes in the last four races, they still have so much work to do. Deciding to stay back in 2022 after their 2021 success and go back to 2016-17 levels, would be truly Honda.
Engine manufacturers were bringing lesser power gains than 20 hp to new seasons. So if new fuel's nature brings 20 hp loss and different combustion characteristic then it is of course harder thing compared to trying to get more power from same fuel.
But it is obvious that you have a beaten man sore. So it is ok for me.
Well, according to Ducessa, all 2021 PUs without adaptations had -80/-90 hp with E10. The other teams have managed to recover so they have a 20hp loss. In previous months, Duchessa has said that Ferrari with Shell has managed to regain power so the loss is 20hp. Mercedes with Petronas is in the same boat as Ferrari.
I don't think other manufacturers were bringing lesser power gains than 20 hp to new seasons, they're definitely doing more than that, considering the engine freeze regulations they'll be dealing with. Other manufacturers even revamped the concept.
Mercedes CTO James Allison said “Four manufacturers must pack in as much goodness as they can into their engines this year before the engine are locked in for this and the following three seasons. Mercedes has come with some new turbos and intercoolers this year for a bit of extra hp and a smaller package. Ferrari has completely changed and Revolutionised everything and saying that they think they have caught up to where they need to be. Renault said they put performance over reliability and have changed to split turbos.
With Honda, I haven't heard anything other than skepticism and struggling. The problem is not just to recover the power lost because of E10, the real problem is how to beat the ridiculously fast Mercedes Brazil engine which will surely be even faster in the 2022 season. I guess, it is unwise to be skeptical and underestimate the others.
Not hating, just worrying, worrying so much about Honda. But after hearing a statement from Mr. Wazari, It is a little bit relieving.