Franz Tost confident: If you could see the Honda engine …


( – Crimson Bull goes 2020 in his second Formula 1 Season with Honda. For the young team AlphaTauri, however, it is already the third year together. The racing team, which at that time went to the Inaugurate under the name Toro Rosso, has been running 2018 with Japanese drives. And according to team boss Franz Tost, a lot of progress has been made in this period.

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“It was a big battle Step “, explains Tost with regard to the new engine for the season 2020 and recalls:” We work together in the third year [mit Honda] If you saw how the energy unit was integrated into the monocoque, and if you compared that to the first year, you would immediately see a very, very big difference. “

Tost specifies: “Starting with the electrical units, the water and oil pumps, weight distribution and the center of gravity, everything is optimized. This helps and makes a difference in terms of performance. Result is that they have made great strides in both reliability and performance. “

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“How big, we'll see that after two or three races. We can not say how intestine the other teams have developed, “said the Austrian. The engine ran without any problems during the test drives in Barcelona. At Crimson Bull, it was already said that the season was confident 2020 without surviving engine penalties .

“Yes, I think so,” Tost agrees with this assessment and reveals: “We drove the whole test with one engine. This is a first giant step. In the past, we always had to change the engine during the test. “With sixth place in the World Cup, Toro Rosso 2019 was the best Final result of the team's history and two podiums were celebrated.

AlphaTauri 2020 – also thanks Honda – another leap, you could even set a new record.

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