Honda boss thought 2017 F1 engine step was “too easy”

Hasegawa said he thought Honda's new engine would match Mercedes' 2016 power levels by start of this season, but a glut of pre-season reliability problems held McLaren-Honda back and escalated tensions within the alliance. Honda took advantage of the scrapping of the FIA's token-based restrictions on development to re-package its engine for 2017, making it more than 10kg lighter and a ... Keep reading