Verstappen after conversation with Honda: "They solved it all"
By Robert McGillivray 25 September 2020 | 05:20
After the press conference, Max Verstappen announced he had a good conversation with Honda. The Dutch driver was plagued by engine problems during the last Grands Prix. He pointed to Honda as the culprit, but according to him, the problems would now be solved.
"To fail three times in nine Grands Prix is just not good. Anyway, it is what it is and we can't change it," says Verstappen at motorsport.com. "We've had a good time with the team in the meantime, including Honda. They've explained it all and sorted it out."
Earlier reports said that the Grands Prix at Monza and Mugello were about the same engine trouble. However, that didn't turn out to be the case, according to Verstappen. "It wasn't the same problem twice. As Honda outlined in the press release, it was about problems related to the electronics".
A good explanation inspires confidence
It does not mean that Verstappen has lost confidence in the Japanese. He hopes that the engine manufacturer will remain in the sport after 2021. "They've solved it as I said. I have confidence in them. Of course, I hope they stay longer. At the end of the day, you have to be able to be honest with each other and explain where things went wrong. That's what they did."
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