Honda ashamed

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Honda has again apol­o­gised to Mclaren driv­ers Fer­nando Alonso and Stof­fel Van­doorne af­ter both re­ceived more grid penal­ties for en­gine com­po­nent changes. Alonso had de­clared his car “the best in the field”, set­ting the fastest sec­tor two time in Q2, but was un­able to de­liver on that po­ten­tial with a 20-place penalty drop­ping him to the rear of the grid. Van­doorne was de­moted 35 places. “We are very ashamed that we need to give another penalty to both driv­ers,” said Honda F1 project leader Yusuke Hasegawa. “From the last cou­ple of race re­sults, we are not con­fi­dent to last just one en­gine to fin­ish another three races, so we thought this is the op­por­tu­nity to in­tro­duce new en­gines.”

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