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McLaren-Honda facts and figures

The combination of McLaren and Honda in F1 was one of the most successful in history, so here are a few facts and figures to ponder before they 'get the band back together'...
The news that McLaren and Honda will resume their F1 partnership from the start of the 2015 season has rekindled memories of one of the most potent combinations in the sport's storied history.

Although only together for five seasons, between 1988-92, the Woking team and its Japanese engine supplier racked up an enviable record of success, most notably when Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna produced the single most dominant season of all time, winning 15 of the 16 races.

Among the other statistics produced by the relationship are:

Grand prix starts: 80

Pole positions: 53 a 66 per cent strike rate

Race wins: 44 55 per cent success rate

Fastest laps: 30 37.5 per cent, including 10 in 1988 alone

Points scored: 699 from theoretical maximum of 992

World drivers' championships: 4 (Senna in 1988, '90, '91 and Prost in 1989) 80 per cent success rate

World constructors' championships: 4 80 per cent success rate

For the record, the honours were shared by three different engine configurations – 1.5-litre turbo V6, 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V10, 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 – and McLaren-Honda will now aim to make it four, with the introduction of the all-new 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 regulations from next season...



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Ayrton Senna (BR), Honda Marlboro McLaren MP4/7A. Australian Grand Prix, 08/11/1992, Adelaide, Australia.
Ayrton Senna (BR) and Alain Prost (FR), Honda Marlboro McLaren. Team-mates and intense rivals. San Marino Grand Prix, 01/05/1988, Imola, Italy
Ayrton Senna (BR), Honda Marlboro McLaren MP4/5B. Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, 07/05/1989.
Ayrton Senna (BR), Honda Marlboro McLaren MP4/4. His first race for Mclaren which he was disqualified from due to changing his car after the parade lap due to gearbox problems. Brazilian Grand Prix, 03/04/1988, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ayrton Senna (BR), Honda Marlboro McLaren MP4/7A. Monaco Grand Prix, 31/05/1992, Monte Carlo.
22.08.2014- Free Practice 2, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
22.08.2014- Free Practice 2, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
22.08.2014- Free Practice 2, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
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22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
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oldtimer - Unregistered

May 17, 2013 8:49 AM

Mclaren will need to build a much better car to continue that sort of record, it's all very well living by past glories but Honda will be expecting to continue in the same way and Mclaren have been slipping away from the top, perhaps this will focus their attention on getting back there.



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