Honda F1 investigates in detail whether Max Verstappen’s component year tp, which received a 51G impact on the engine for a rapid crash at the F1 British Grand Prix, can be repaired by HRD-Sakura.
Red Bull Honda F1 Max Verstappen crashed quickly into the Cops’ corner barrier after being knocked out in the opening round of the F1 British Grand Prix. Verstappen was not injured, but the chassis was destroyed.
The F1 power consists of six parts, and each driver has a limit on the number of parts that can be used throughout the season.
Up to 3 internal combustion engines (engines), MGU-H, MGU-K, and turbochargers, and 2 power stores and control electronics are allowed.
At the F1 British Grand Prix, Max Verstappen was the second component to allow three components and the first to allow two.
Max Verstappen only introduced a new engine prior to Round 7 F1 French Grand Prix, and the current components were well within the expected life cycle.
The power unit installed in Max Verstappen’s machine at the F1 British Grand Prix was given to HRD-Sakura in Japan to evaluate the extent of damage.
“When I first saw the car lift, I thought it was a pretty horrible situation, but the damage to the actual car seems to be less than what I see in the video,” says Toyoharu Tanabe.
“But you can not tell when you are in the car that you have to check, measure and judge at the factory.”
If Honda F1 can not save Max Verstappen’s energy unit, championship drivers will more often get opposing penalties in events later in the season.
“This result is not what we wanted, but we know that championships can often be like that and will continue for the rest of the season,” said the Honda F1. Toyoharu Tanabe, technical director, said.
“We expect it will be even harder this long season to fight strong rivals, but we will do our best as usual.”
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