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So next month decision about the future.Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko says Honda has made progress but Mercedes is still outperforming the Japanese manufacturer: "Honda has made progress, but Mercedes is still superior in terms of batteries."
"We have to improve now. Honda has replaced a number of engineers, so maybe that's why the unexpected problems arose."
Currently, Honda has only committed to Formula 1 for the 2021 season, and some think the Japanese engine manufacturer will pull out.
"The decision should be made in early October," admitted Marko.
If Honda does leave, it could lead to an exit clause in Verstappen's contract, which is believed to guarantee a factory engine. Marko gives a hint: "Actually, Max has a permanent contract for 2021. We are well aware that we have to offer him a competitive bike."
Jep! I think it will happen. I read Honda decides in October if they stay after 2021 as well. Hopefully the current issues can be resolved. They come at an extremely bad time.
Is there proof that the problem is with the ECU? Also, how is it that every team in the grid uses the exact same ECU but only Max seems to be having problems with it?... I don’t think is an ECU problem.Wouter wrote:The DNFs are due to a fault in the ECU. That is a part coming from McLaren Applied. So thats no fault of Honda.Mudflap wrote: ↑Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:15 am.etusch wrote: ↑Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:13 amthey give importance to reliability maybe more than needed. probably because of McLaren years and because of why Redbull had problems with Renault.
They were aiming mercedes level this year if not first part of season, with spec 2.0. But mercedes came up more performance. Infact there is nothing wrong there but unexpected development of a rival.
2 DNFs say you are wrong
What do you think the problem is?SmallSoldier wrote: ↑Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:47 pmIs there proof that the problem is with the ECU? Also, how is it that every team in the grid uses the exact same ECU but only Max seems to be having problems with it?...Wouter wrote:
The DNFs are due to a fault in the ECU. That is a part coming from McLaren Applied. So thats no fault of Honda.
I don’t think is an ECU problem.
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You mean that there is CAN bus network or something like that? That can indeed be very sensitive to oxidation, vibrations etc. and can give al sorts of vague errors. But this can be overcome by design.godlameroso wrote: ↑Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:42 pmAll signs point to a communication issue between the control electronics and the ECU. Physically there's nothing wrong with the CE or the ECU, both test out okay. You have to remember what the ECU does, it is a voltage regulator and sensor. All the wires that go to the ECU provide a voltage reading that the ECU reads against a table. External sensors to the ECU can give bad readings to the ECU, the CE also has a ECU within it. All these systems have to communicate, if communication breaks down, then we get issues like Max's.
So resolving the issue is a little tricky. Anyone that's tried to diagnose electrical gremlins on a car knows how difficult it can be. A wire near a heat source can have it's resistance and by extension it's values changed. Most mechanics nowadays won't even waste their time, it's easier and more cost effective to just throw on a new wiring harness.
Perhaps it wasn't feasible to change out the wiring harness between Italy and Mugello because of logistical constraints.