Pierre Gasly hopes Honda good enough for points

  • 12 Dec 2017 10:33
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Pierre Gasly says he is hoping Honda's 2018 engine is good enough for Toro Rosso to score regular points. The Japanese manufacturer struggled so much since returning to F1 in 2015 that McLaren has scrapped the works collaboration in desperation.

Honda power now goes to the Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso, and French rookie Gasly admitted: "I hope we will have the potential to fight for points almost every weekend. But a lot is changing with the arrival of Honda and so today it's hard to know the potential we will have during the season. We will have to wait for the February tests," he told Ouest-France newspaper.

Gasly, 21, admitted he is also looking forward to France's return to the F1 calendar next year. "In formula one, having a home grand prix is incredible and for us, there will be three French drivers and a Monegasque as well," he said. "I was able to speak with Alain Prost and Jean Alesi and they told me it will be a very special moment that you have to savour, because it only happens once a year," Gasly added. (GMM)

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  • I think we all do that. Mind, next year is a toss up. Honda and Renault could literally be anywhere in any shape. Hopefully they'll be closer to Ferrari, and I personally hope Honda will overtake Renault.

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    • Dec 12 2017 - 12:03
    • boudy

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      That would be Great, the idea that red bull finally gets their hands on more competitive pu would make for better qualifying and racing.

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      • Dec 13 2017 - 00:00
    • Barron

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      My fear for McLaren is they already have! I think Macca is going to be in yet another world of pain for the next 3 years..

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      • Dec 13 2017 - 11:26
    • I think they did briefly in this last stint, but it was more down to being more reliable, meaning they didnt need tonturn down their power as much, but in raw power Renault was ahead. Still, Renault's tendency of undererstimating parts use and need pf upgrades arent positive traits.

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      • Dec 13 2017 - 23:39
  • mcbhargav

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    Should have hoped better, before his hop on.

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    • Dec 12 2017 - 18:06

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