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Broadcasters say Honda upgrade worth half-a-second

Honda’s new power unit is understood by paddock folk to be quite powerful.

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Toro Rosso are running Honda's new power unit (Image courtesy of Red Bull Content Pool).

Sky Sports F1 broadcasters have suggested Honda’s new power unit for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix could be worth half-a-second – or even six tenths.

Sky Sports F1’s Johnny Herbert, Paul di Resta, and Simon Lazenby discussed the apparent rumour moments before FP1. 

Herbert said the update is a “good indication” for Red Bull, who will run Honda engines in 2019. 

Honda Technical Director Toyoharu Tanabe is hoping for a “really strong race in front of our home fans.”

Steven Walton is an 18-year-old Journalism Student at the Ara Institute of Canterbury. He previously attended St Andrew's College in Christchurch, where he excelled at History and Classical Studies. Steven is the Editor-in-Chief at Green Flag F1 and spends most of his days living, breathing, and immersing in the Formula 1 world.

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