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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Yusuke Hasegawa will not return to be the head of Honda’s Formula One project for the 2018 season, as the position has been eliminated. Honda confirmed on Thursday that Hasagawa’s, who took over the role at the start of 2016 from Yasuhisa Arai, will move to a non-F1 position of executive chief engineer, effective January 1, 2018. The changes come after three years of underwhelming performance as the engine supplier with McLaren, a partnership that began in 2015. However, the two elected to part ways andRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Honda has confirmed that Fernando Alonso’s power unit, which was under threat of being damaged from the opening lap crash in Singapore, has been cleared for use in the upcoming Malaysian Grand Prix. The incident came after Alonso made a blazing start, but was a victim of circumstances following the collision between Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen. Alonso continued on for a handful of laps later before being forced to retire. Amid concerns of a damaged power unit, Yusuke Hasegawa, executive chief engineer andRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Honda are aiming to bring an updated engine with increased power levels McLaren, with some positive gains made on the reliability front. Fernando Alonso ran a relatively trouble free day on Friday, finishing 12th in the second practice for the Australian Grand Prix. McLaren looked obviously down on horsepower to their competitors, but Honda revealed that work is being done to ensure a better power unit is in the plans, with the aim to bring is before June. Teams are set at moving to their secondRead More