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Honda improvement worth 'three tenths' - Marko

  • 12 Jun 2018 13:39
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  • By: Jeroen Jonkers

Red Bull looks to be speeding towards a switch to works Honda power for 2019.

We already revealed that the team is planning an announcement for its home race in Austria, and Auto Bild now claims it will probably be a switch from Renault to Honda engines.

Red Bull apparently made the decision in Montreal, after analysing the difference between new specifications brought by both Renault and Honda.

It is believed Honda's improvement, installed in the Toro Rosso cars, impressed Red Bull.

"We're talking about three tenths a lap," said Red Bull's Helmut Marko.


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  • Three tenths? Is this Marko bullshitting, or is he serious? If thats four eels: not bad, Honda!

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    • Jun 12 2018 - 13:46
  • Lol sure Marko. Instead of making bullshit claims how about committing to them?

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    • Jun 12 2018 - 14:44
    • mpm001

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      you have zero information to claim someone is bullshitting.

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      • Jun 12 2018 - 19:14
    • That's the beauty of making such claims. Nobody can prove that their are wrong. We do, however, have the qualifying grid as somewhat of an indicator. Does it suggest to you that they won three tenths since Monaco or Spain? I don't think so.

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      • Jun 12 2018 - 23:33
    • Speed traps do indicate a hefty gain though, but there is really only one way to find out: wait and see. :)

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      • Jun 13 2018 - 00:33
  • Kean

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    Zak Brown, Alonso and the other guys at McLaren are probably ripping their hair out by the roots. It's the Alonso jinx, he may be one of the best drivers ever but by now people should know to do the opposite of what he wants.

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    • Jun 12 2018 - 14:45
    • If its true, they likely are. But if Marko is honest, Im thinking that they are ripping their hair not for what STR currently have, but what they will get later. Compared to Renault, Honda has been very eager to put out upgrades post-midseason. Even smaller upgrades at this rate after this boost could see Honda beating Renault this year. All that with a much smaller engine.

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      • Jun 12 2018 - 16:20


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