Honda learned 'precious' lessons from McLaren failure
Honda manager Masashi Yamamoto believes that the Japanese manufacturer’s ill-fated partnership with McLaren when they returned to the sport in 2015 has ultimately generated important lessons for the organisation, as they attempt to reach power similar to Mercedes and Ferrari.
After a decade away from Formula 1, Honda returned in 2015 with McLaren, but the relationship did not prove to be fruitful for either party, as Honda struggled to produce powerful, reliable power units.
However, in 2018 and 2019 so far they have displayed significant improvements with Toro Rosso and now Red Bull.
Yamamoto thinks it was important that they learned from the mistakes made with McLaren.
"That we were not fully prepared was the biggest lesson," said the Honda manager.
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