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Honda: One year "not enough" to develop new engine concept

Honda's Yusuke Hasegawa feels the manufacturer did not have enough time to fully prepare the new power unit concept it introduced in the off-season. Honda has struggled with unreliability and a lack of power this season, but it retains faith in the concept, which it plans to keep for next year. It currently has several research programmes focused on 2018 running alongside its normal development. Project leader Hasegawa, who said back in February the move to revamp the power unit was "very high-risk", admits Honda underestimated the challenge of changing concept. “From the concept point of view, yes, we underestimated it,” he told Motorsport.com. “Although it took a bit of...
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