Lack of data will not be a hinder
Honda boss Nick Fry has rejected suggestions that the team's Monaco Grand Prix could again be marred.
The Brackley based squad, formerly BAR Honda, missed the unique street event last season whilst serving a ban. In 2003, Button also
did not race after a huge pre-Grand Prix shunt.
Fry was asked by Speed TV whether he thought the bigger than usual gap in circuit data might affect Jenson Button
and Rubens Barrichello
's Monte Carlo charge next week.
He replied: "No, I don't think so. Monaco is principally about attacking it and having drivers that can drive in that sort of environment."
In fact, Honda - so far clearly behind the leading pace of Renault and Ferrari - is feeling particularly bullish about Sunday's race.
While Circuit de Catalunya is all about aerodynamic efficiency, Monaco favours a car's mechanical set-up and top drivers - areas that Honda are talking up.
Moreover, the strength of Honda's RA106 car is over a single lap, meaning that qualifying could guarantee a good finish on a circuit that is almost impossible to overtake on.
Fry told Reuters: "Our top speed was fairly miserable (in Spain) and that's not such a big problem in Monte Carlo so bring it on."
Source GMM CAPSIS International