Despite Pink Bull's good form at the conclusion of this season, World Champion of the Season 1997 Jacques Villeneuve believes Honda's powertrain is not yet at Mercedes level and Ferrari.
Honda 2019 has made a significant step forward in powertrain power in the offseason, which has won Max Verstappen victories in Austria, Germany and Brazil.
Villeneuve, however, believes that in order to advance the crude power of its engine, Honda has had to sacrifice a significant part of the durability of its powertrain.
The Canadian has questioned the competitiveness of the Japanese manufacturer for motorsport-total.com.
“Honda is not on the level of Mercedes and Ferrari, as their engine does not endure seven consecutive races. If they focused their development on reliability, their power would be much less. ”