Honda to 'replenish reserves' during summer break

Honda to 'replenish reserves' during summer break

Honda will take a short pause during the summer break before regrouping for the remainder of the season as it aims to improve its performance.

McLaren's engine partner is in the process of healing after a dismal start of the season. Reliability of the Japanese manufacture's power unit appears to be on the mend, an advance which hopefully will lead in turn to increased power.

McLaren-Honda says it enjoyed a productive two-day test in Hungary this week, running Stoffel Vandoorne on Tuesday and junior Lando Norris on Wednesday.

Honda took the opportunity to collect valuable information which it will analyse and exploit to achieve hopefully  further progress before the Belgian GP at Spa at the end of the month.

"The team fitted some new elements after the lunch break on day two which slightly delayed our return to the track," said Honda's principal engineer Satoshi Nakamura.

"However, Lando still managed to complete 91 laps in his first outing behind the wheel of the MCL32.

"We were also able to collect precious data for further improvement of both performance and reliability, in readiness for a good start to the second half of the season."

"The team now goes into the summer break; a chance to take a breath and replenish the reserves after a tough first half of the year, before we gear up again for the remainder of the season.

"Having finished a positive race and test here in Hungary, we're also really looking forward to getting back on track in Spa-Francorchamps to show competitive pace there."

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