That is exactly the problem.etusch wrote: ↑Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:25 pmI expect closer 2018. If Honda can improve as planned and if they can catch Renault before the end of this season as Hasegawa san had said,, I am sure RB will start trying to find way of switching Honda in season. It's exciting situation now. but we have to wait to see what Honda will do. I believe they'll be good.
Honda have not improved as planned.
Honda were saying they would catch Ferrari by Spa 2016. Not sure they are at the level of Ferrari's 2016 PU now, a year later.
And you can't directly compare with Sauber. Sauber are, essentially, running an upgraded 2015 (2014?) chassis and have had very little, relatively speaking, aero development in those years. And the 2016 Ferrari PU is not designed around the lateral loads the 2017 cars can pull.