The power unit which was fitted to Max Verstappen’s Red Bull during his high-speed crash at Silverstone has been given the all-clear by Honda after it was run in today’s practice session.
Verstappen covered 45 laps of the Hungaroring using the power unit today. Honda’s technical director Toyoharu Tanabe said afterwards he was satisfied with their findings. “We were able to check that the PU that he used in the British GP weekend is working as normal,” he confirmed.
The Red Bull driver headed the first practice session but slipped to third place behind the Mercedes pair in the afternoon as temperatures climbed at the circuit. Verstappen said the team need to make gains with their car overnight but isn’t concerned by their position.
“It’s nothing too big to overcome,” said Verstappen. “It’s just in general not an easy day with track temperatures like this, so we’ll analyse everything.”
“Especially over one lap but also in the long runs [there’s] a lot of things to look into but no big struggles,” he added.
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