godlameroso wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:46 pm
PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:32 pm
ispano6 wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:16 am
The truth is that STR helped Honda overcome their hardships and hurdles using effective communication and teamwork. Nothing revisionist about that, unless you're anti-Japanese then you think anything Japanese say is revisionist.
That kind of low mentality has no place here.
I've already named the Honda staff that were crucial to Honda's turnaround. To achieve 3 wins+pole positions and 2 podiums with STR before McLaren is the reward Honda fans deserve.
Alonso's recent comments are self-serving, seeing he needs a good Honda engine in his Andretti car. He fully knows everyone on team radio heard his comments. He may think cutting ties with McLaren may pave the way to an Indy win but when you're known in Honda for insulting your employer on home turf and then go to their rival Toyota to ridealong for a win in Lemans, revisiting his GP2 comment is just opening an old wound.
If I were him I would be utmost respectful with humility. Racing in F1 and Indy500 is a privilege.
I he wins with Honda and apologizes again, will that heal the wounds? haha.
Alonso is a driver and they will say theses things. The important thing is that he did not disrespect the Honda Personnel themselves. I think we must separate the work from the artist (engineers in this case), as bad engine can be made even with great effort by good people.
That would be like insulting a child for not being good at a sport compared to an adult. When that child becomes an adult it's very possible with practice and dedication the child can grow to be better than the adult. It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks.
This is how I viewed Honda's development.
In 2015 the Honda engine was a young kid, no muscle, many skills left to develop, but with a decent foundation.
2016 was pre-puberty things started changing, the muscles started coming in, still lacking skills and overall undeveloped and raw.
2017 the Honda hit puberty, changed to it's final form lots of teething issues, growing pains, skills improved.
2018 Honda started hitting it's stride turning into a young adult, more skills, teething issues solved.
2019 Honda came back making huge gains over the winter, they have their workout routine, they have more skills, more knowledge, the body is fully developed(the two bases in Sakura and MK, full collaboration with RBR).
2020 Honda is now full adult, fully trained professional athlete.