Honda’s Yusuke Hasegawa hopes for strong results at US Grand Prix

by Gemma Bray

Yusuke Hasegawa hopes the strong results at the 2015 United States Grand Prix means McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team have another positive weekend there.

Recently the Woking based outfit have had their ups and downs in their results, at the Japanese Grand Prix both drivers failed to reach the top ten. Compared with their results previously in Malaysia. Fernando Alonso saw the chequered flag at the Suzuka International Race Course in sixteenth with Jenson Button finishing in eighteenth.

“After an intense Asian round of races, we now head off to the Circuit of The Americas where the racing is tight,” said Hasegawa. “We see good overtaking on track, making for interesting racing.”

With the variation characteristics at the Circuit of the Americas, Executive Chief Engineer at Honda, Hasegawa believes it will be important to refine and tune the power unit properly.

“There is plenty of variation on track with great hard braking corners,” added Hasegawa. “An undulating ‘S’ curve and slow twisting turns. So it will be important to us to refine and tune the power unit properly for each of these sectors. McLaren-Honda had good race here last year, and we hope we can do the same to target finishing in the points.”

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