Reviews Honda: by engine change also saves weight

15:15  25 september  2021
15:15  25 september  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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 Honda before exit from Formula 1: © Motorsport Images Honda Technology Director Toyoharu Tanabe demes the upgraded rumors Honda's technical director Toyoharu Tanabe has speculation, after which the Japanese engine manufacturer on unauthorized way the performance of his power -Unit improved, referred to the realm of the fables. "Under the current rules, performance improvements are not allowed during the season. Therefore, our second power unit in terms of specification and performance is the same as the first," says Tanabe.

Formel-1-Antriebsstrang: Der Honda-Motor im Red Bull RB16B in der Saison 2021 © Giorgio Piola Formula 1 powertrain: The HONDA engine in the Red Bull RB16B in the season 2021

for max stages it is a setback in the title fight against Lewis Hamilton: due to a motor change The red-bull driver is sent to the Grand Prix of Russia 2021 in Sochi ( all units here in the free Formula 1 Liabticker! ) to the end of the startup. But Honda project leader Toyoharu Tanabe emphasizes: the engine change is not just a disadvantage. (Get the current engine overview here!)

There would be "several reasons", which is why Honda has installed a new energy storage in its recent expansion stage of the Formula 1 powertrain, says Tanabe. He counts on: "On the one hand the performance, then reliability and also the weight."

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An improved hybrid component will in any case be positive for the overall package of the Red Bull RB16B. "With improved reliability, we achieve a higher quality than before. And due to the [engine rules], the durability is enormous," explains Tanabe.

Most importantly, it is the weight reduction of the energy store, he emphasizes. And thanabe admits: "Our previous unit was slightly heavier than planned by the regulations. We have now tried to get to the minimum weight."

Say: Honda saved weight in this component. The RB16B was so harder than necessary so far. "And this [now missing] weight also contributes to overall performance," says Tanabe. Although the change of engine ensures a reversal of stump, but "has improved our performance," he says.

also under a new engine rules: Honda plans 2026 No F1 return .
© Motorsport Images Honda will definitely leave the Formula 1 and once not come back Even if Honda wants to continue in the coming year with Red Bull to its engines , the Japanese have ruled, 2026 to re-enter F1. By then, is to attract new manufacturers in the premier class, a new engine rules, but Honda will probably not belong. "There is no specific cooperation possibility for the next generation of power units," says Honda's Communications Manager Koji Watanabe at a media event in Tokyo.

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