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Honda enjoy `very` valuable test.

Honda boss Ross Brawn has said that 'his' team achieved some positive results this week during testing at Jerez, something that will help them both next year and during the remaining four races of the season.

Mike Conway kicked off proceedings for the squad on Tuesday, before regular test driver Alex Wurz took over for the remaining three days. In total Honda notched up over 200 laps, just short of 1000 kilometres.

"We have had a good test this week achieving some positive results which will assist our efforts both this season and looking ahead to 2009," Brawn confirmed.

"Along with aerodynamic and set-up work with the RA108, we completed an engine settings evaluation which should have benefits for the remaining four races.

"The test was also a critical stage in our development of KERS. Although installed in a 'mule' car, the KERS system was fully functioning and very close to 2009 specification.

"Alex was able to give an invaluable input into the track behaviour of our KERS system and highlight several areas we need to focus on.

"A very valuable test and I am extremely pleased with the performance and the progress we have made with the system."

Alex Wurz meanwhile also reckoned that the test had gone well and he was particularly encouraged by how work went with the KERS system.

"It was good to spend three days in the car this week and we were able to achieve a great deal," he continued. "For the first two days in the RA108, we concentrated on aerodynamic and set-up evaluations, and the car performed quite well on the new track surface in Jerez.

"Today we ran our KERS system which was a very interesting and promising experience. Every time that we run with KERS, we learn more and start to fully understand its possibilities. It's such an interesting challenge and one that we look forward to developing further over the next few tests."


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paul - Unregistered

September 20, 2008 6:23 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if Brawn was having second thoughts about taking on this new challenge. Do team principals also lose motivation like some drivers do? Cos if he does, then Honda have no hope! Exactly what has Nick Fry (and his engineers) been doing for all these years, I wonder, if they have to rely on someone else to come in and build them a winning car? And it's not like Honda have a meagre budget or anything. It's a real head-scratcher. I suppose Brawn will have been focussing all resources on next year's car, with all the new regulations. And as much as I like Rubens personally, I'm really struggling to work why he's still in F1, given the relative high-risk nature of the sport.



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