The Western manufacturer scored its first podium of the v 6 turbo-hybrid era at the 2019 season-opening Australian Grand Prix, its very first launching with Red Bull.
That has been the very initial top-three effect since Honda rejoined the F1 grid in 2015, also it continue celebrated a win in 2006.
Talking with Motorsport.com during the Australian GP weekend, Honda F1 managing director Masashi Yamamoto said:”This is an essential year for all of us because we’ve started with two teams for its first time in the hybrid .
“Now we have a situation which individuals may try to express just how Honda attempts to acquire.
“We hope to make it come true, maybe by around the summertime. Hopefully, we need to. We have now a chance to demonstrate our philosophy towards winning.”
Max Verstappen’s third place at Melbourne helped”relax” Honda early in its brand new relationship with Red Bull.
The venture will likely view Monaco because its best chance of a first victory together, given Red Bull won the grand prix last year with Renault power.
Honda has avoided setting expectations or specific targets, even though Red Bull has indicated it wants to fit or exceed its tally of 4 successes from 2018.
“We are not trying to produce the expectation non,” said Yamamoto. “But Running could be the outcome, what matters is the outcome. We can see every thing in the outcome.
“We’ve got to pile up the performance and technology towards the race.”
He added:”Our fair impression is we haven’t reached the amount of Ferrari and Mercedes as a PU.
“We’ve got to proceed beyond [the current level].”
As well as targeting wins with Red Bull, Honda hopes it may benefit Toro Rosso set itself at the front of the midfield.
Its own fourth-place finish in Bahrain last year stood as the Red Bull junior team’s best results of 2018, plus it started the 2019 season with a point-paying 10th at Australia.
“With regard to Red Bull, they are a high team: good drivers, chassis and management. [So] we now need to earn a good engine as Honda.
“If we could do that, we presume we could walk the road towards winning with Red Bull. That is what we want to do.
“With regards to Toro Rosso, we have created a relationship last year.
“We think we are on the way of improving. Something similar to a podium, or even nearer to all those positions with Toro Rosso, we could present that our progress.
“Every team we have another leadership or target.”