The secrets of Honda's 'smaller than size zero' 2021 F1 engine

23 mar. 2021
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Honda infamously returned to F1 in 2015 with McLaren boasting about its 'size zero' packaging - a demand from the team that made the Japanese manufacturer's comeback much more difficult than it should have been. After those early failings Honda abandoned the idea with an engine revamp for 2017, but four years later it is now capable of producing an even tighter package than the one it failed to get results from with McLaren. Scott Mitchell explains how it achieved that, why it's a different attempt this time around, and what else we've uncovered about the engine that Honda is hoping will allow it to bow out of F1 in style in 2021.
How Honda made its engine smaller than size zero
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  • At 1:10...shortened ‘cyclinder’ bore spacing...

    RbNetEngrRbNetEngrAcum 2 ore
  • Honda just partnered with Koenigsegg for their 3 cylinder and slapped 2 of them together.

    ΔŦłΛVØΣΔŦłΛVØΣAcum 5 ore
  • Why does “competitive season” have to equal rules changes to hurt Mercedes instead of the other manufacturers stepping up their game? Honda made great innovations but will we really see that they work since the rules were strictly written to punish not only Mercedes engine but also their chassis design? But yes let’s talk about someone finally giving it a go against Mercedes...leave the rules alone and then let them bring their best stuff and then if they challenge the mErc’s it would be legit. Even against all the odds the Mercedes still whooped the Honda’s. Lol

    Scout HScout HAcum 11 ore
  • I don't believe this video, I think they've used one of their 50cc moped engines.

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    8power08power0Acum 2 Zile
  • Im just glad we have (at least) 1 Japanese engine manufacturer on the grid. We can only hope they come back soon!

    Von Albert AstorgaVon Albert AstorgaAcum 2 Zile
  • 4:37 - 34°C represent possibility the hottest conditions throughout all the year! Portugal in late April: You're correct.... possibility! 😄👍

    Hernâni AlvesHernâni AlvesAcum 4 Zile
  • I want to see Lewis cry.

    Agent CooperAgent CooperAcum 5 Zile
  • Is Yamaha involved in the Honda F1 engine development???. We all known Yamaha is the Japanese Cosworth knowledge centre for extreme performance of engines?

    Bely BobBely BobAcum 5 Zile
  • The "Dark Horse" possibly for 2021, if Bahrain 🇧🇭 is anything thing to go by Red - Bull, could be the F - 1 team to watch.

    Pani SmithPani SmithAcum 5 Zile
  • Subscribed!! Great information, cheers mate.

    Tyler VanOrmanTyler VanOrmanAcum 5 Zile
  • Wow. So many shots of that new engine!

    Ricardo AntonioRicardo AntonioAcum 7 Zile
  • Will the Honda engine facilities be “transferred” to Red Bull? I’ve been away from F1 news for awhile since has been “Lewis, Lewis, Lewis”, except for any news about Romain coming to America.

    David GretleinDavid GretleinAcum 7 Zile
  • I didn’t know Honda had an “r” at the end of it

    Ryan ERyan EAcum 8 Zile
  • I guess this is why RB were so keen to have an engine development freeze at the end of the year, which all the other teams agreed to.

    graham slyfieldgraham slyfieldAcum 8 Zile
  • Also, Honda is trying to do a Rosberg here xD

    MrAttack23MrAttack23Acum 8 Zile
  • Vtec ayyyyy

    MrAttack23MrAttack23Acum 8 Zile
  • You spelled it cyclinder. Lol.

    Dark MiceDark MiceAcum 9 Zile
  • what happened to no changes in 2021? did this use all the tokens?

    indopleaserindopleaserAcum 9 Zile
  • If redbull honda finally matched the speed and reliability of mercedes f1 then we will see showdown on 2021

    Mark Louie AdameMark Louie AdameAcum 9 Zile
  • Do you think you could make the video after the season has finished and hopefully a red Bull on top? xD

    CoolCoolAcum 10 Zile
  • I'm sad to see Honda go especially after seeing them finally finding their stride with Red Bull.

    Fanboy 3000Fanboy 3000Acum 10 Zile
  • GP2 engine

    PepePepeAcum 10 Zile
  • I want my CB360 back, blue.

    Dan HDan HAcum 11 Zile
  • is it true that Honda are planning to exit F1?

    401, Sumer Rana401, Sumer RanaAcum 11 Zile
  • For Honda to leave with a championship will be a hugely emotional affair. So much pride if they do win after almost getting from F1. Best of luck for Max and Sergio this year!

    weofnjieofingweofnjieofingAcum 11 Zile
  • How is awesome is it that the car is called RB16B? B16B is the name of one of the most iconic Honda engines in the late 90s (Civic Type R EK9's engine).

    nnr3nnr3Acum 11 Zile
  • The five knee disappointedly nail because push dentsply sneeze round a paltry flat. valuable, tedious mailbox

    Jal yaz Roj vazJal yaz Roj vazAcum 11 Zile
  • Talking about engines without showing any technical drawings or photos ( at least of older F1 engines,if the current are not available ) is like trying to dance your name in yoga class. This blabla is a complete waste of time!

    Dipling. PitzlerDipling. PitzlerAcum 12 Zile
  • These new rule change to the cars is a direct way to stop Mercedes and it seems to have worked RB favour but the Mercedes still has the edge in the straits

    leongt1954leongt1954Acum 12 Zile
  • well i guess the engine aint bad!

    Hasina ActerHasina ActerAcum 12 Zile
  • Honda released the Kraken at the best timing possible, now that the engine development is frozen until 2025, the other vendors will have no answers to this in next 4 years.

    Fide NeminiFide NeminiAcum 12 Zile
  • Honda engine in for a big year. I'm predicting a close second and perhaps a fifth in the opening race in Bahrain.

    You know it's trueYou know it's trueAcum 12 Zile
  • Resdesigned cyclinder? Time for a spellchecker on staff.

    Pete TemplinPete TemplinAcum 12 Zile
  • "Size 0" during the McLaren period was pushed by McLaren, not Honda. Honda were against it because of heat dissipation issues. McLaren kept pushing and as a result got an engine which overheated rapidly, hence the drop in power and failures. Stop blaming Honda for McLaren's hubris.

    Taut Tech / Minus Managed MusicTaut Tech / Minus Managed MusicAcum 12 Zile
  • ICE age over ..time to scrap F1...

    Sudeepta GhoshSudeepta GhoshAcum 13 Zile
  • Verstappen wasn't happy of the second place yesterday.

    Martti SuomivuoriMartti SuomivuoriAcum 13 Zile
  • 5 days later Lewis wins. Next time maybe.

    Nick HNick HAcum 13 Zile
  • A lot of good this does when you GIVE the win to Mercedes! Max had Lewis' number at Bahrain but handed track position back to Lewis in a disgusting display of subservience and years of Stockholm syndrome. No way I would have given that position up. I would have let the Stewards make that decision all their own. Then they would look like jerks, because Lewis ran off track on lap 51 and gained advantage but not a word was said and he was not required to give up anything! LAME....

    Sam SmithSam SmithAcum 13 Zile
  • It will be interesting to see whether the gas flow characteristics associated with those changes to the heads are worth the aerodynamic advantages.

    Jim StanleyJim StanleyAcum 13 Zile
  • I hope that Honda is this season mutch bether then mercedes

    GLM 5983 evertsGLM 5983 evertsAcum 14 Zile
  • It also helps to have decent drivers. Put Grosjean on your team and watch your points drop and crashes increase.

    Robert SmithRobert SmithAcum 14 Zile
  • I have no doubt that Honda will make it work and be at the top with RB. It would be interesting to have a few comments from Alonso and Ron Dennis about Honda now.

    Stefan GaborStefan GaborAcum 14 Zile
  • Why did Honda drop the S2000, they should have a sports car in there name to compete with Miata. I have a Vantage and a 911 and would love a smaller sports car like I drove years ago

    victor ruggvictor ruggAcum 14 Zile
  • Well.... Qualification says it all. Both Red Bull and Alpha Tauri did really well 👍🏽 Let’s see how the race goes today 🤞

    wimpiewimpieAcum 14 Zile
  • not good engine to small

    A ZA ZAcum 14 Zile
  • Just as Honda is doing well, they abandon the F1 project. Maybe they should rethink their involvement and stick around for awhile

    Robert NicholsRobert NicholsAcum 14 Zile
  • Don't care who it is but I just want to see ANYONE take it to Mercedes!

    Jim KJim KAcum 14 Zile
  • Well today it took pole by half a second with a damaged floor

    Nikola SthyrNikola SthyrAcum 15 Zile
  • Honda on pole in Bahrain

    Brick IslandBrick IslandAcum 15 Zile
  • I hope they blists Mercedes.

    Chris Butler SmithChris Butler SmithAcum 15 Zile
  • F1 engines have camshafts? I thought they'd replaced those with common rail/pneumatic valves 2-3 decades ago.

    tjampmantjampmanAcum 15 Zile
  • How much longer will last in its present form ? The failure of leadership since 2011 has lead to a nose dive for this sport who has to compete with the finite sponsorship purse world wide. It been unable to attract two further teams on the grid due to capital barriers,media contract handcuffs for sponsors who have simply walked away from teram sponsorship to other sports. Whilst the smaller teams have been unable to compete as the sponsorship monies comming in have not been ditributed uniformly. We are comming to another crunch point when the combustion engine must be replaced by other technologies to meet climate change.The sport finds itself with no chair when the music stops. The latest vacum of leadership has let radical left wing political groups start the corrosive process of exclusion of sponsors, countries, and Brands from been associated with the sport. It is unclear whether Steffio Deminicarli apealsment stile will help this decline. Already he has taken his eye off the ball for the EU legal requirement to introduced quotas for all teams of 5% of severely disabled to be employed at senior level in all teams and suppliers this year and publish in the consolidated balance sheet on how this is going to be acheived in the next twelve months. The European/UK courts could fine promoters of the sport for not complying with this primary legislative requirement which could cancel some races in the European area. The retirement of Frank Williams and Robert Kubica with semmingly no replace of severely disabled replacement candidates has put on the red light to law enforcers and lobby groups. The courts have already warned that the sport must comply with disabled inclusion or risk procecution as they have had ten years to substantially change the sport to comply with the primary legislation. It is pointed out that the blind and severely disabled are the only legally recognised in primary legislation for quotas to be imposed on F1. This is distinct from political lobby groups or lower legislative boddies. How will Steffino and press license holders comply with this primary legislation in the next twelve months after ten years of inaction and deniel?

    Dr Peter jonesDr Peter jonesAcum 15 Zile
  • At Mercedes - never show ur pace before the race. 😁

    DynorunnerDynorunnerAcum 15 Zile
  • It will come down to Drivers Experience , that is where Mercedes will stick it to Red Bull, Max will find a way not to complete about Races in the year.

    Agent 9922Agent 9922Acum 15 Zile
  • One can only hope someone can challenge the mercs. It's been such a bloody bore!

    73whitezz73whitezzAcum 15 Zile
  • Maybe Honda will win and change their mind.....could happen...??

    Jeffrey B.Jeffrey B.Acum 15 Zile
  • has a manufacturer even won motogp and f1 in the same year? cant think of any.

    J CJ CAcum 15 Zile
  • RB are fast for this weekend. Honda has huge engine R&D from its MotoGP bikes as well. Honda have said that it is only in racing, to train their engineers to a higher level.

    Tezzr TerryTezzr TerryAcum 15 Zile
  • bullshit, overrated team

    Jack DolahJack DolahAcum 15 Zile
  • Hamilton has restless nights ,he knows max is going to eat him alive .

    toëntjetoëntjeAcum 16 Zile
  • RB will not win the championship for one reason only. To many DNF due to PU failure. PU failure cost Max 2 place last season. Last year he had DNF on round 1, will it happend again?

    HaraldOft.HaraldOft.Acum 16 Zile
  • Imagine the strong position Alonso could have been in if only he kept his big mouth shut! Honda needs to rethink its plans to leave f1, they've finally done it!

    Justin BestJustin BestAcum 16 Zile
  • Took a whole minute to get to the point

    84rusty84rustyAcum 16 Zile
  • God I wish Honda was staying.

    Redskies453Redskies453Acum 16 Zile
  • I'm backing Redbull and Honda to take the Drivers and Constructors Championship in 2021. A new champion is needed, especially before the big things coming for 2022

    Kevin MuggeridgeKevin MuggeridgeAcum 16 Zile
    • Not going to happen is Mercedes is going to win the constructors championship

      Sparta beer reviews Sparta beerSparta beer reviews Sparta beerAcum 15 Zile
  • Niiiice very informative on the power unit side of things because thats where we F1 fans are interested in and not always about aero. Hope you can do an indepth power unit on ferrari and renault... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    Jp dela CruzJp dela CruzAcum 16 Zile
  • They will start loosing interest after the summer break. That’s when the Marko whinge starts . I’m predicting the biggest disappointment will be Red Bull and Aston Martin. It’s tough out there.

    Floss ChairlegFloss ChairlegAcum 16 Zile
  • Germans Vs the Japanese, sadly the Japanese withdrew just as they were competitive.

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  • Would be good to get Mazda or Toyota into the engine manufacturing game for f1 aswell as maybe looking at a Korean company giving it a go and also ford/cos worth making a comeback and Aston Martin making there own engines

    Michael MontgomeryMichael MontgomeryAcum 16 Zile
  • I know pre-season testing means nothing but... in 2015 what we saw was what we got and pretty much has been since for most teams except Ferrari. Even when Merc hasn't been runaway favorites, they've been strong and RB has always seemed a step behind. Now they look a bit closer I do believe we will have a fight on our hands. Bring it on.

    Lemuel TaylorLemuel TaylorAcum 16 Zile
  • honda pls stay :c

    car7000car7000Acum 16 Zile
  • Japanese engineering is simply brilliant, hope they return to F1 soon

    styleemusicstyleemusicAcum 16 Zile
  • I am black, all lives must matter equally always ❤️

    Max TMax TAcum 16 Zile

    ともちん長崎ともちん長崎Acum 16 Zile
  • merc go for the 8 straight title to break the maybe next year

    theo sastheo sasAcum 16 Zile
  • One team that will shuffle the rank is alpine ! they still seem to have issue setting up the car but the car can do first rank

    Oved ApprOved ApprAcum 16 Zile
  • this year ? Hard to call it ! Mercedes loss of the push pull steering mechanism seemed to affect them more then I would ever expected! So much that as a reflex , I blurted out , merc is sand bagging n I know the capability of stupidity spirit and the steering trick was nice but should not affect merc to the extent we saw in practice ! we ll have to wait and see ! Stupidity spirit is good at many thing ! But adjusting the car is not one of them ! If hamilton and bottas need the car to go upside down on the track to go fast ? They have to word it to who ever they need to ! otherwise car stay down side down !

    Oved ApprOved ApprAcum 16 Zile
  • HONDA RULES.......Will kick the competitions ass

    P RP RAcum 16 Zile
  • Sunday. 1. Verstappen. 2. Hamilton 3 Bottas

    Louis BurgessLouis BurgessAcum 16 Zile
  • Based on this, I'd like to see Toyota return and bring what they've learned from the GR Yaris

    Joshua JapitanJoshua JapitanAcum 16 Zile
    • Lol.. What would that be then?

      Paul HopePaul HopeAcum 4 Zile
  • I hope Red Bull trounce anything driven by that tax dodging bell-end Hamilton.

    Trevor AustinTrevor AustinAcum 16 Zile
  • I hope Honda revisits their decision to quit after this season, if the engine proves its worth.

    Paul FreedmanPaul FreedmanAcum 16 Zile
  • I thought they didn’t use camshafts and were numeric valves?

    Dav ApikyanDav ApikyanAcum 16 Zile
  • Honda had to do this now. There’s no way they were going to pair their prized driver for the only season they’ll be present with an engine that’s not competitive. Give him equipment to shine and hopefully AlphaTauri keep him

    tigerrxtigerrxAcum 16 Zile
  • The information in this is so vague it could apply to any of the engine suppliers

    RachnmatRachnmatAcum 17 Zile
  • i am really pumped up for the 2021 season, apart from saudi gp. but, nevertheless, lets see if we can finally have some challenge for the title

    Yigithan D.Yigithan D.Acum 17 Zile
  • Within 30 seconds you say “ Honder” then you say “Honda”. WTF?

    Guy ParrisGuy ParrisAcum 17 Zile
  • Maybe that is why RedBull wanted the engine freeze for next years... They have seen that new engine potential!

    Miko 'Why'Miko 'Why'Acum 17 Zile
  • Mclaren will do well this year.

    HakalaHakalaAcum 17 Zile
  • you are assuming it's reliable... season hasn't kick off

    Collin PhiriCollin PhiriAcum 17 Zile
  • Pretty sure this happened last year then Hamilton dominated

    Seb wokesSeb wokesAcum 17 Zile
  • Another GP2 engine?

    William StephensWilliam StephensAcum 17 Zile
  • Don't underestimate Ferrari engine surely they didn't show full hands still now

    Kavin VoraKavin VoraAcum 17 Zile
  • Farrari: push slow button. Hamilton 2 laps ahead

    No RegertsNo RegertsAcum 17 Zile
  • What a load of shit. How would anyone know if this revision from Honda supersedes what Mercedes did with their engine from last year? Secondly, just because it’s smaller and apparently more powerful doesn’t mean it’s better. Get ready for cooling issues especially in hot weather and not being able to match Mercedes’ drive-ability. Honda have always had mapping issues in the turbo-hybrid era. Last year’s Renault was a better engine.

    Matt JCMatt JCAcum 17 Zile
  • V10s went, I went. F1 died for me, was a mad fan for 20 years. Peak enjoyment late 80s early 90s.

    Jestronix HandersonJestronix HandersonAcum 17 Zile
    • Why are you here?

      Ryan MillerRyan MillerAcum 13 Zile
  • I think max will be campion this year red bull looking in good shape

    Earlybird FlightsEarlybird FlightsAcum 17 Zile
  • Look at the stats when was the last time a merc dnf because of engine problems

    Jude.fishingJude.fishingAcum 17 Zile
  • lets hope this will be a success and honda will stay in F1

    bitkarekbitkarekAcum 17 Zile