More power in Honda upgrade says Boullier
Honda F1 website
Honda website

JUNE 6, 2015

More power in Honda upgrade says Boullier

Eric Boullier has confirmed that Honda's Canada upgrade is delivering more power.

Earlier, McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button both warned that despite Honda having traded in some FIA performance 'tokens', the Montreal upgrade is in fact more about reliability and efficiency than "raw power".

But team boss Boullier told Spain's Marca: "Yes, there is a horse power gain, but I cannot say more."

In short, it appears McLaren is keeping the ball low at present, after all the early hype of the high-profile reunion with Honda led only to the disastrous first months at the back of the field.

Honda chief Yasuhisa Arai said this week that a podium in 2015 remains the goal, but McLaren's engineer director Matt Morris commented on Friday: "Wouldn't it be great to get on the podium?

"I think that's a long way off."

Spaniard Alonso said the team is in fact working to improve one step at a time.

"We are missing eight tenths or one second to reach the fifth or sixth position," he said on Friday, "which is where we hope to be soon.

"Mercedes is in another world," added Alonso, "but there is another little group that we want to reach."

(GMM)

Other stories for JUNE 6, 2015

QUALIFYING REPORT - POWER, POWER, POWER

SATURDAY PHOTOS

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

QUALIFYING RESULTS

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - FRANTIC RED

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

MORE BLUNDERS AS MERCEDES CAUGHT BY FERRARI

VERSTAPPEN'S FATHER SLAMS MASSA

MORE POWER IN HONDA UPGRADE SAYS BOULLIER

MERHI PUSHING HARD TO KEEP MANOR SEAT

F1 STILL GRAPPLING WITH VISION FOR FUTURE

HAAS DOUBTS F1 SWITCH FOR DANICA PATRICK

SAUBER NOT HAPPY WITH ENGINE SITUATION

MATCHING VERSTAPPEN HYPE NOT PRIORITY FOR SAINZ

SMALL F1 TEAMS SET TO TRIGGER EU INVESTIGATION

LEIMER SEEKS SPONSORS FOR 2015 RACE DEBUT

VETTEL UNCONCERNED BY WEBBER TELL-ALL BOOK