Cape Town - Fernando Alonso will be able to re-use the engine fitted for
the Singapore Grand Prix after no terminal damage was found following the
Alonso got off to a flying start at the Marina Bay circuit
before being an unfortunate victim of a second collision between Max Verstappen
and Kimi Raikkonen at the first corner.
The Spaniard believed that incident cost him a podium or
even a race win but, despite having to retire with heavily damaged car, his
Honda engine was able to be salvaged.
“Regarding Fernando’s Singapore power unit, we were
concerned that it may have been irreparably damaged, but fortunately after a
thorough check back at the Sakura factory we can confirm it is okay to be
re-used," said Honda F1 chief Yusuke Hasegawa ahead of the Malaysian Grand