“Very powerful” Honda could make Red Bull contenders – Wolff | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Honda’s improved power unit could make Red Bull stronger contenders this year.

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Asked late last year whether Red Bull will be more competitive with Honda power, Wolff also said he expected the new front wing rules for the 2019 F1 season will make the biggest difference to how competitive the teams are compared to last year:

Yeah it could well be because we have seen there is no more pattern any more. There is not one team that dominates one kind of circuit. It has changed and Honda’s engine certainly looks very powerful now.

But I think that the biggest impact will be the completely new aerodynamic regulations. That will change everything upside down. Somebody might find a loophole or a regulation or understand how these cars work earlier than others so I think there is a big, big variable in those new regulations. We will have teams right up there that are not on the radar today.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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