Honda revise RA107

HondaAccording to rumours, Honda are planning some big upgrades before the second race in Malaysia. According to Shuhei Nakamoto, Honda Racing F1’s Senior Technical Director, “there will be a big upgrade at the Sepang test, and also a revision to the suspension. At the moment we are ahead of Red Bull and Toyota, but behind the rest. I know BMW have been using a non-2007 wing so they lose one or two-tenths, but we are still behind.”

The RA107 has been a solid, but un-starry performer so far in testing, although over race-distance, the car isn’t too far off the pace. Nick Fry has told reporters that they are expecting to be about half a second down on the front runners on each lap.

“There’s certainly more to come,” Fry insisted. “We have taken a bigger step in the longer runs that give us more potential for improvements, but in the shorter runs, it’s a bit more difficult to setup. In terms of last week, one-lap times were a big problem, but long-run times, you are probably right – we are probably half a second at least from where we should be.”