In the absence of a few days to celebrate the first Grand Prix of the year, the GP of Australia, the season kicks off complicated for our, especially for Alonso with the serious problems of the Honda engine and the discouragement that has been sown in the pre-season test. The countdown begins and each hour or each day that passes means that Honda has less and less time to solve their problems face the first real test of the season.
Honda has created an engine that seems less potent even that of last year, according to some sources, although you have to wait to believe this because it is not official. In the tests have not been able to tighten to the maximum, and perhaps the conclusions of some to come there, but as I say you need to be cautious and wait if it is true or not that you have less horses than last year. If so, the times would be even worse than last season with a difference, since the increase in drag this year with the reduction of CV would be disastrous…
The other focuses attention on the Sakura are the problems of reliability that has had. The first with the oil tank, that was something without much importance and that they were able to resolve. The problem is that then came other more serious events that seem to come from the vibrations that have japanese engines. The japanese did not see those problems on the test bench, so that the vibrations could come from the support or fixing of the Honda engine in the McLaren, so that Woking would also be involved in the resolution of these.
Those tremendous vibrations do you have electronic problems as those experienced these days and have fought numerous red flags. However, other sources claim that the problems come from the ICE and the application of new materials to reduce the weight…and that would be more difficult to solve, at least in the short term. But now Hasegawa has revealed to RACER that: “The problems of reliability I think we can solve them before Melbourne. […] However, the current concept of the unit of power is the right one, and in some races we will be able to introduce some updates to get a little more power.“.