From a Spanish F1 website, I hope the translation is good enough.
http://soymotor.com/noticias/honda-deta ... ido-946778
Honda has changed team to motorize between 2017 and 2018, but it has not been the only thing that has changed this winter in the structure of the Japanese motorist. Yusuke Hasegawa stopped being the project's top director, so that Toyoharu Tanabe becomes the technical director at the track and Yasuaki Asaki is in charge of the research and development at Sakura's factory.
On the other hand, the role of general director of competition of Honda has remained in the figure of Masashi Yamamoto, who believes that these changes have already work, and that is clear with the development and the way of approaching the development philosophy in this 2018.
"Tanabe was in F1 in previous stages, and recently led the IndyCar project, so he has a lot of experience in track operations, his leadership style is to go inside the engineer room and collect the information to make decisions, before wait for the information to be reported to him.
On the other hand, Yamamoto also praised the figure of Asaki, claiming that he has experience directing other Honda projects and that he trusts in his criteria for selecting priorities for the organization.
"Asaki is a leader who has been in charge of other projects at Honda with great success in the past, always making the best decisions in terms of priorities, eliminating what is not so good for us." In Sakura he has already been ordering all the development and making the decision on what we will focus on, as a result, we are putting more resources into a project that will help us develop faster, "said Yamamoto.
Tanabe, for his part, has confirmed that his intention is to be close to the Honda and Toro Rosso engineers in the team of people traveling to all the races, more involved with them than Hasegawa was, given that he had other responsibilities that they stopped him, and now covers Asaki.
"I will be on the circuits, I think that to improve performance, Sakura's team needs accurate and detailed information from the track, which is a priority, we give them information so they can react quickly and identify priorities," concludes Tanabe.