Honda is satisfied with the result of qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix. Despite today’s difficult conditions, four Hondas have finished in the top ten, according to Honda chief executive Toyoharu Tanabe, an excellent result.
Qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix started in difficult conditions on a damp track at the start, with even some rain. “It was difficult for the drivers,” Tanabe said in a Honda press release. Max Verstappen came in third and teammate Sergio Pérez seventh. Not a top result for Red Bull, but there are opportunities.
Gasly continues strong line
The Japanese are pleased that both AlphaTauri’s have qualified within the top ten: “All four Honda powered cars finished in the top ten, which is a good result” continues the Japanese. Pierre Gasly has been strong all weekend and in qualifying he can also beat himself with a fifth place. Yuki Tsunoda qualified tenth and Tanabe is also happy with that: “His pace usually improves during the weekend, so he should perform well tomorrow.”
The Japanese also takes into account Lewis Hamilton, who starts from eleventh place. The entire top ten benefits from the Briton’s grid penalty. “The Lewis penalty moves all our drivers up one place.” Tanabe continues: “We are preparing well for the start of the race, that will be very important.”