It was in the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr hotel in Abu Dhabi, in his last interview of the year. "I was in Japan and all the powerful people from Honda would be there which was good because we have a problem and it's good that they realize this, even if it’s somewhat dramatic," said Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard demanded more, and a truly worthy engine.
Well, next season, according to our sources, he will have something similar to what he was calling for and the new Honda will have 223 horsepower more than that of 2015. Last year the combustion engine had about 70 horsepower less than that of Mercedes and also had to make up 163 horsepower from the energy recovery system (ERS) which could barely be released, unlike the other cars, on the straights for 33 seconds per lap.
In Sakura, the Honda factory in Japan, they have been working 24-hour shifts – and didn’t take Christmas holidays - to solve the problem and, in summarized and basic terms, they have increased turbo by sacrificing other parts of the power unit that have minimal impact and by relocating the ERS cooling system. This, according to their simulations, has allowed them to reach the 163 horsepower required. Between different systems on tracks like Spa or Monza, Alonso and Button had a deficit to other cars up to 230 horsepower. The ERS is composed of two motor generator units – the MGU-H, recovering energy from the exhaust and the MGU-K recovering energy from braking.
This system was not functioning fully but now Honda seem to have controlled the problem and now have the aerodynamic design of new chief engineer Peter Prodromou on-board focusing on more grip without excessive drag or air resistance in the F-1 car. This is their second year together and they must solve the problems as, for example, Ferrari did in a clear evolution from 2014 to 2015.
However Mercedes, which began work on these concepts two years ago, will continue to lead. And although Honda will improve, the rest will too, but we will see for ourselves from 21 February. Their objective is to be among the top five in Australia and from there improve. It won’t be easy.
Didn't see the race, read about the crash and glad to know both were ok.
Whats the new qualifying system is all about? Its irritating to watch atm, I liked the previous system but its too early to say anything about this, may be it will get exciting once the teams get the measure of it.
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May 10, 2018 18:27:15 GMT
WhatsTheMata: Glad you think it's funny. When we get fucked around by the spells you just deleted you will take me seriously
May 19, 2018 11:57:48 GMT
No.7: Can this thread be unlocked or is it too early? not that i want Jose out now but i think were coming close to that time and want to hear peoples opinions on the subject.
Sept 20, 2018 10:15:25 GMT
cjjagzmoni: Pogba is a good lad minus the showboating..I think at Juventus he had Older players like Pirlo,Chiellini,Marchisio,Bonucci who shout and screams at him so he was more serious at Juve ,We dont have those type of leaders at United to caution him.
Nov 1, 2018 3:36:38 GMT
geo: Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth - Newcastle United = 12 points. Back in the hunt. Come on.
Dec 19, 2018 17:55:18 GMT
geo: Job done as above - next step, stay unbeaten until we get to the PSG game.
Jan 3, 2019 23:17:42 GMT
theedge: Just discovered this forum. I live in Canada so don't get to many games, but I get to watch all the games live. Last 2 games attended in person: Europa League Final in Stockholm 2017, FA Cup Final 2016. Won the last 11 I've been to. I need to go more often
Apr 1, 2019 23:25:01 GMT
simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
Aug 30, 2019 14:11:59 GMT
snan1218: Hi,I'm very new member,the Red Devil from Malaysia.
Oct 10, 2019 9:16:40 GMT
shah: Hi i am shah been united fan from birec
Jan 24, 2020 8:33:02 GMT