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Honda: We will match Mercedes

Yasuhisa Arai oozing confidence ahead of Honda's F1 foray Honda motorsport boss Yasuhisa Arai has rubbished reports that the Japanese manufacturer's new Formula 1 V6 turbo engine is down on power and behind schedule, and is adamant they can match the Mercedes unit which has dominated the 2014 season. Speaking to the official F1 website, Arai declared, 'I have confidence that we will match Mercedes.' And added, 'I think that the two other engine suppliers will recover next season – I strongly believe that. And we will be there too.' Reports that the Honda power unit is behind schedule were also denied, 'We are absolutely within our development plan. Our engine – or more precisely...
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