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Honda engine still behind Mercedes – Tost

May 19 Honda is still trailing Mercedes in terms of ultimate engine performance, Alpha Tauri boss Franz Tost has admitted. Tost heads the second Red Bull-owned team in Formula 1 that is also powered by Honda, the Japanese engine manufacturer that is officially leaving the sport at the end of this season. 'Honda did a very good job over the winter. And last year too,' the Austrian told Auto Motor und Sport. 'They have caught up in terms of both performance and durability. 'It really is a shame that they are quitting now because they have reached a really great level,' Tost added. 'If they had stayed, I believe that sooner or later the engine would have caught up with Mercedes or been even...
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