F1 » McLaren could test Honda engine this year


McLaren racing director Eric Boullier admits the team could test a Honda engine at the final in-season test of the year

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theoldgitspeaks

May 10, 2014 6:32 PM

Unless Mclaren can produce a competitive car this partnership is doomed to failure. I'm surprised that Honda chose Mclaren purely on the basis of their former success together when it would have made far more sense to go with Red Bull who have won the championship for the last four years, I don't know if that was ever considered or even discussed but it would have made for a really exciting partnership. Mclaren are not the same team who won in the past but a team who do a lot of talking but fail to deliver on the basics, I'm not sure that there is any instant solution to their continuing slide down the rankings, with talk of Alonso going to Mercedes and Button leaving at the end of the season it is difficult to see which if any top driver would drive for them next season, maybe they will have to hang on to Button who I believe is part of their problem. As Williams have found out long declines are very difficult to reverse and Mclaren have not won the constructors championship since I t

grantrd

May 10, 2014 7:29 PM

Honda have to supply Another team with engines next year.... Don't be suprised if that team turns out to be red bull...
Mclaren need stability ... I think they will get that next year along with a top driver...

ProfessorX

May 10, 2014 7:43 PM

Would be nice to see Nissan (Infinity) and Toyota show up as manufacturers. More diversity would help out the competition, help reduce the reliability issues over many teams and maybe even reduce costs to the teams.

aldo2654

May 10, 2014 9:16 PM

Nissan, you could say are already in F1, they are owned by Renault and sponsor Red Bull.

McLaren 2015, I think they will be Panasonic or Sony sponsored with Alonso & Magnusson, with Button on the scrapheap, where he already should be, 2001 onwards. I remember people laughing at my comments on here about Lulu and Button, telling me Button is faster and better. Look who is laughing now.

here4thesun2

May 10, 2014 9:26 PM
Last Edited 222 days ago

sounds like McLaren are not getting the factory help they need to be competitive, have no way of being competitive for 2014, and are turning the page early.

Honda have an engine ready to go?

EDIT: guilty of not reading the article before commenting. #dumb@ss.

JJ9871011

May 10, 2014 11:04 PM

Maybe the other team could be Lotus? Rekindling of all the old relationships. I think Button will stay on since his wife is Japanese and that would be a huge marketing tool Honda would love to exploit. I could see that being part of the negotiation deal with Honda coming on that Button stays since they also have a history together.

IMHO the car is the problem not the Merc power unit. Hopefully with the arrival of Prodromou things can turn around.

tommytrojan1

May 10, 2014 11:07 PM

Once again, despite what could be an invitation for a knowledgeable and even adult discussion about the return of a great engine manufacturer making a welcome return to F1, it has descended into a childish slanging match between who might be a better driver than who(m). This forum appears to be entirely inhabited by children! 'Button on the scrapheap....since 2001'. Good one. Next you'll say that his 2009 title was undeserved as his car was faster than the rest. He STILL had to drive it, fool! And in an equally competetive McLaren, he WAS a match for Hamilton, as they were trading wins back and forth, albeit with vastly different driving styles! My point, however, is that the article is merely discussing a switch to Honda power - maybe you guys could for ONCE manage to stay on topic with this one...

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