Honda has confirmed that they have brought a new specification of the power unit for the Belgian GP.

Why it matters: The new power unit can be of great help for Max Verstappen in the championship battle.


  • The Honda head of power unit development Yasuaki Asaki reveals that the upgrade regards energy store.
  • The improved battery cell is among the main features of the new energy store.

What he had to say:

  • “This new energy store has been developed in a project that has taken several years, with an aim to combine improvements in energy efficiency with significant reductions in weight.”
  • “In what will be the company’s final season in the sport, Honda F1 has managed to introduce the new ES – fitted with a lighter, low-resistance, highly efficient and ultra-high power battery cell – just in time for the start of the second half of the season.”

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