Wouter wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:32 am
A new Japanese article about the Honda engine. An interview with Honda F1 Yasuaki Asagi PU Development Manager.
Could someone who speaks Japanese translate the highlights? It is a bit confusing.
Just pick up some interesting informations for me.
1.They found new derection of combustion development with spec3.The Spec4 is a evolution of it.The comubusion concept still have potential to develop so the Spec4 is not the end.
2.When asked if this mean they will introduce a new spec engine in the rest of the season,he did not anwer it directly.
3.When asked if he feels they already catching up with Mercedes with the spec4,he said he dont know.They need to see more races and then draw a conclusion but he think its possible.
3.When asked if they will use this spec to race in Japanese GP,he said yeah.The chassis has been more competive now and he think they can fight in Suzuka.But he think the real game will be the next year so he would like to have a good preparation for next year.
4.The goal has always been catching up with Mercedes and Ferrari but this year is the first time he felt its possible.
5.Honda set a target figure before the start of the season,then made plans for the introduction of spec2,spec3,spec4.They made a predicion about how much the rivals will gain during this year based on previous years' experience.They felt if they can achieve the target figure,its possilbe to catch up with them.
6.He dont know if they can win suzuka or not,but Honda has already achieve the target figure with the Spec4.
7.The first half of the seaon,what Red Bull requested most is qualifying performance, then "solve the start failures together"recently.