godlameroso wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:24 pm
McLaren was hesitant to share technical details with Honda, but to have a chance to thrive again, they're forced into doing just that with Renault. Fate it seems is not without a sense of irony.
I wouldn't exactly buy into Tost's words verbatim. Honda had a chassis of their own at Sakura and any information they wanted. It wasn't that Mclaren refused to share info - they had no reason not to - but as Brawn said, the Japanese are a bit detached from the world of F1 and that's likely the reason they didn't demand the data they should have.
They needed the right people to get them reintroduced to F1, like Ross. Even in the v8 era Honda thought they had a good engine, but coming from Ferrari he knew that wasn't the case.