Hope so. Might be the case as he's keeping his role of executive chief engineer. After 2017 and all the public pressure, he deserves a rest. Handled it like a champ.
Also TR boss Tost mention that they will have Hasegawa next season, so STR dont know this restructure as well? Pity that such a great figure leaving us..
Thanks for the information Wazari-san. Good to hear this.
He's not been fired. Read the story.techman wrote: ↑Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:19 amhave to say this is the best decsion honda has done to fire hasegawa. this guy was too scared to speak up. honda needs someone like cyril in renault who can speak up for honda , not say take blame, when honda engineers are saying mclaren running heavy downforce in brazil for example. it was reported in the media.
I think putting the Racing head in MK is an excellent idea.
Hahaha, so they are at the same area as RB? So honda and RB fallen in love when the Windows are open. Great to hear that, at least Honda has divorced officially from her old husband MCLCraigy wrote: ↑Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:07 pmI think putting the Racing head in MK is an excellent idea.
Honda Racing Development R&D Milton Keynes (locals call Milton Keynes MK, by the way) is 9 minutes by car from Redbull Racing. This means that functionally they are the same place - it takes about 5 minutes to walk from one end of the RBR "campus" (8 buildings on one industrial estate) to the other. Honda and Redbull Technology being close together will be helpful in many ways.
By comparison, Honda MK to the McLaren MTC in Woking is about 55 minutes to 3 hours by car depending on traffic (average about 2h, the route goes past Heathrow on some of the busiest roads on the UK without any realistic alternatives). It's essentially a day trip to get there and back, useless for productivity. Honda people stay locally when they go there.
Good news then. Changing personnel this high up in such a short time is always a little bit scary, but if that's the case, this seems to be for the best.