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Honda “tried to do too much” with 2017 concept changes

Honda F1 chief Yusuke Hasegawa concedes the Japanese manufacturer’s engine changes asked too much in too short a time period but has faith his team is on top of its unreliability issues. Heading into the 2017 Formula 1 campaign Honda prepared with a near-complete concept change to its power unit development but were hit with constant mechanical woes during pre-season testing while it still remained underpowered against its engine rivals. The latest failure ultimately ended its partnership with McLaren, which triggered a deal that sees Toro Rosso pick up Honda as its exclusive engine supplier while McLaren takes on Renault power from 2018, as the Japanese manufacturer aims for another...
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