Honda’s attention to detail has impressed Verstappen
Max Verstappen says he loves working with Honda because of the Formula 1 manufacturer’s working practices and attention to detail, right down to the accuracy of its “wires and stickers”.
Verstappen’s Red Bull team partnered with Honda for the first time in 2019 after opting to split from long-time supplier Renault, which Verstappen had an increasingly tense relationship with owing to the French manufacturer’s underpowered and unreliable products.
Despite Honda starting the year with a significant power deficit, it made good gains through the season and Verstappen won three grands prix and scored two pole positions, while Honda also boasted a perfect reliability record with Red Bull.
Verstappen told Motorsport.com that he was delighted with Honda’s impact this season, not just by what it produced on track but its methods off it.