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Honda's Hasegawa: 'Engine element reduction will boost 2018 costs!'

Honda F1 boss Yusuke Hasegawa says a reduction in permitted power unit elements by the FIA in 2018 will increase costs for F1 manufacturers. The amount of power unit elements which teams are allowed to use in a season is currently set at four, but the governing body plans on reducing the number to three in its bid to contain costs. Hasegawa argues however that a decrease in authorized engine components will actually lead manufacturers to increase their investment in research and development in order to reach the required level of reliability. McLaren-Honda blew through its limited component usage early on in the season and has been tacking on grid penalties as a result at almost every...
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