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Now with an F1 win, Honda eyes qualifying gains

Honda has accepted it needs to improve its potential across one-lap if it is to compete at the sharp end of the Formula 1 grid on a more regular basis. Honda secured its maiden victory in the hybrid era at the Austrian Grand Prix courtesy of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Verstappen’s win was achieved from the front row of the grid – albeit via a poor start that dropped him as low as ninth – and it marked Honda’s best qualifying result of 2019. Verstappen is still waiting for his first Formula 1 pole position, with Red Bull having largely trailed Mercedes and Ferrari through qualifying this season. “We see a bigger gap in qualifying to the others,”...
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