Honda is allegedly not able to provide the real cause of the engine problems encountered at the recent Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain this weekend. Despite the hassles, F1 racer Fernando Alonso still finds it "impressive."
The recent F1 Grand Prix in Bahrain has witnessed the slow performance of Fernando Alonso. The racer was surprisingly struggling to speed up and overtake the other racers.
Fernando Alonso described his race to be extremely slow that he could not get the other racers out of his way. He also detailed that there were instances when he saw from the mirror that the other racers were about 300 or 400 meters behind yet suddenly were able to overtake him.
Until later in the race, Fernando Alonso finally gave in and claimed "some problem in the engine." Despite not winning the race, reports say the racer has kept a very positive outlook for his upcoming races.
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Fernando Alonso shared that they will just have to be a little more patient. The F1 racer is hopeful that improvements are on the way.
Meanwhile, Honda is reportedly not able to provide justifications on the engine problem. Apparently, the automaker is not sure of the actual cause of the problem.
Honda motorsport chief Yusuke Hasegawa said they were not confident of the real cause of the engine problem. The chief said it was a "mechanical failure of the MGU-H."
Yusuke Hasegawa expressed how unfortunate that the engine has died and required replacement. It was unknown to Honda how the engine problem existed in three incidents. Honda just suspected that something has transpired in the environment or circuit.
Furthermore, the Honda chief speculated that the possible causes of the engine problem may be linked to the very sandy condition of the track or the very high temperature. However, Yusuke Hasegawa also conceded that they actually do not know the real cause yet.