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Honda poised to pass Renault for power

Sep.19 Honda could be poised to overtake Renault and cease having the least powerful engine in F1. Auto Motor und Sport (Germany) and Marca (Spain) report that in Russia, the Japanese carmaker will introduce the third version of its 2018 power unit. The publications say that Honda's Spec 3 engine will be 35 hp more powerful than its current one, relegating Renault to last place in the power stakes. Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley will take penalties for fitting the new engines at Sochi, but that will leave them clear to push for better grid positions at Honda's home Japanese grand prix a week later. Reports in Italy recently said Ferrari has broken through the 1000 hp...
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