hasika wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:49 am
Tanabe-san seems to stay in the Milton Keynes,and will not go around between HRD and circuit like Hasegawa-san. Honda think this will bring some benefit.
I 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.