Honda motorsport boss Yasuhisa Arai remains confident that the manufacturer can turn its fortunes around in time to be competitive by the end of 2015. Yasuhisa Arai says Honda stays hopeful that it can get to the base of relentless solid quality issues to guarantee McLaren is on terms with driving opponents before the end of the 2015 F1 season.
The Japanese firm is going under expanding weight to convey its new power unit up to a more focused level after a progression of in fact roused retirements in late races, incorporating three in succession for Fernando Alonso.
Regardless of this, Honda says it is working intently with McLaren past the force unit with an end goal to better coordinate it into the MP4-30, a strategy he trusts will see the auto take a turn for the better before the year is out.
“We are working very hard not only on the engine but on the aerodynamics and chassis side. The technology is working step-by-step and we are making very good progress from Australia to Canada. Maybe in a few more races in the second half of the season we can achieve top rivalry and good competition with top level teams.”
Despite the fact that the mysterious results have brought McLaren-Honda under close investigation, Eric Boullier demands there is more weight than typical from the group proprietors.
“There is weight,” he demanded. “That is ordinary. We are all contenders and we all need to win. We need to wind up aggressive, so there is weight on Honda, weight on McLaren and the shareholders simply like any organization on the planet.
“They are here to give us support and we have to report to them which is usual but we don’t have any extra pressure. We are professional and transparent enough with what we are doing.”