F1 » Honda 'may benefit' from delaying F1 return to 2015


While Honda is to miss out on a year's experience of the new technical specifications being introduced in 2014, rivals Renault have suggested this might be no bad thing.

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powertrain

January 10, 2014 11:54 AM



All Honda will gain is a longer time to develop but to learn anything you need the powertrain on the track attached to its chassis,monocouqe , suspension and engine cover to yield real important info. The whole package is what counts along with as much track time as is allowable.

theoldgitspeaks

January 10, 2014 12:53 PM

Honda have been arounf F1 for long periods before with huge success so I don't think they will struggle too much. Coming in a year late has rather more to do with who they came in with and that was always likely to be Mclaren. I also think that there is not much Mercedes/Renault and Ferrari can teach Honda about engine development. Assuming that Mclaren can produce a good car and that in my mind is in doubt at the present time I think come 2015 they will be super competitive which will be no bad thing given the boring racing we have had for some time.

Taipan

January 10, 2014 12:54 PM

As far as I know as soon as this season starts the engines are frozen in terms of improving performance only modifications to improve reliability can be made. Honda are not tied into that, they can keep improving the performance of their engine throughout 2014 and their development will only be frozen come the start of the 2015 season, so by then they may well have a power advantage.

107SS2009

January 10, 2014 1:46 PM

I personally think that Honda will be sitting on a double edged sward with their 2015 V6 power unit there are some of both for them regarding a (advantage/disadvantage).
I am sure that the three engine manufacturers that will have a whole season more track by the time Honda hits the track (practice time/qualifying time/race time and the testing time) are already at this very time working on the 2015 engine. People should remember that at least Ferrari are already on their third engine iteration before the season have started.
@Aldo, And do you think that a maclaren build to the latest 2014 specifications fitted with a Honda F1 intended engine will go testing?.

107SS2009

January 10, 2014 2:17 PM

Taipan: As far as I know as soon as this season starts the engines are frozen in terms of improving performance only modifications to improve reliability can be made. Honda are not tied into that, they can keep improving the performance of their engine throughout 2014 and their development will only be frozen come the start of the 2015 season, so by then they may well have a power advantage.
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The FIA engine freezing/development plan, 8% of power unit components by 2015, 23% by 2016, 35% in 2018, and 95% in 2019.

107SS2009

January 10, 2014 2:31 PM

Sorry to have left out (should have added).
The power unit components percentages to be frozen/homologated are, the lower part of the IC engine, the top part of the IC engine, turbocharger, MGU-K, MGU-H, the ES, and the electronics.

Taipan

January 10, 2014 4:38 PM
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richard: sunny. have you seen the photos on 247, of the la Ferrari, fitted with the f1 rear? they are getting a lot of (legal) mileage.


Richard, have a closer look at the 2nd of the two photos, it just doesn't look genuine to me. It looks photoshopped or edited in some way, maybe it's just because it's been zoomed in on from a long distance but it doesn't look quite right to me. Where's Fullofit? could do with his opinion.

Edit, Showed it to the Mrs who's a bit of a photographer and she thinks it's just the camouflage paint that's making it look odd. The paints a success then!

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