ChrisF1 wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:47 pm
HPD wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:51 pm
Adrian Newey almost does not sleep to bring improvements in Australia.
Honda and Exxon Mobil push development hard.
No matter the result of Australia, they are already a team of champions for me.
I thought that this kind of attitude no longer existed in F1..
Wow. You actually believe Marko?
Not necessarily, but like myself, he probably believes the words from Honda, Exxon Mobil, and what's the reason to doubt Red Bull announcing they are bring their China GP upgrade forward to Melbourne?
As far as I can see, there has been zero sensationalist claims from Red Bull or Honda for 2019. Marko hopes to win 5 GP's, just one more than last year, which is hardly an unrealistic goal, Horner says the rear end is one of the best packaged units he's seen, which again, it's likely because it's finally a semi-works outfit with input from both sides, if it was roles reversed and Renault were only an engine supplier and creating a works team with RBR, it would probably be a similar outcome. They are probably also not hating the money they've saved in engine costs either..
Exxon, as stated in the article above, are loving the dedicated dyno time Honda provides and they seem to be reaping the benefits even before the season starts.
Honda, with the very little they do share now, is openly critical of themselves and in the typical Japanese mentality, when it is known more can be done, they will never be satisfied, evidenced by the fact STR and RBR are both claiming Honda have more than exceeded their agreed 2019 start targets, yet Tanabe says "We are not 100% happy yet, we know there is a lot of work to do to surpass Mercedes and Ferrari, so until then I cannot say we are can be happy".
So I'm not entirely sure why there is so much shade thrown at the team... They are proving to be realistic, motivational and they seem to be very supportive of each other, which a team needs to be! There is a lot of good pouring out from this partnership and yet there is a lot of hate without much substance is being tossed around here.