Gasly: Honda’s performance is promising

Date published: August 8 2018

Pierre Gasly: Honda's performance is promising

Pierre Gasly is confident Honda are moving in the right direction even though he acknowledges the Hungaroring suited their engine given that it is a “bit less power-sensitive.

The Toro Rosso driver qualified sixth in the wet at the Hungaroring.

He followed that up the next day with a P6 in the dry to bring his tally for this season up to 26 points.

And while he is hoping for more from Honda in the second half of this year’s championship, the Frenchman says their improvements are “promising.”

“I think it’s promising,” he told the official F1 website.

“With Budapest, we knew that it’s a track that’s a bit less power-sensitive and in a way it would make things a bit closer between everyone.

“Honda did a fantastic job in qualifying in the wet conditions. Driveability was great. Then again in the race, we didn’t have any issues at all.

“It is the best way to motivate them and show them that we have potential and to push them forward, especially coming before the summer break, just to give a big boost to everyone.

“Hopefully we get more performance on their side for the second half of the season.”

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