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McLaren Could Hook Back Up With Honda Down The Road 25
Posted by Carscoops Staff in F1, honda, mclaren, McLaren-Honda, Motorsport, racing, Reports on 12 25th, 2017

Given how things turned out between McLaren and Honda, you’d think the prospect of the two ever partnering again would be completely out of the question. But the team’s executive director Zak Brown says otherwise.

“We are grateful to Honda,” said Brown in a television interview with Sky Sports (as cited by The Drive). “They’re a great company, with great people, and the relationship was always strong. The relationship still is strong.”

“Wouldn’t rule out racing with them again, wish them the best but we needed to make some tough decisions to do what’s in our best interest.” Seriously? “Oh of course, absolutely,” confirmed Brown.

This after three years of frustrations that saw McLaren saddled by an underperforming and unreliable Honda engine package that’s largely blamed for the team’s poor performance. In fact, these past three seasons have been the worst in McLaren’s history since the late 1970s and early 1980s, before (now ousted chairman) Ron Dennis took over and ushered the team into the second most accomplished in the Formula One record books.

That includes a previous partnership in the late 1980s and early 90s that yielded four consecutive world championships with drivers like Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost behind the wheel. Maybe it’s those glory days to which Brown is looking back. But for now, McLaren’s moving on to Renault power, leaving Honda to work out the kinks with Toro Rosso instead.

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McLaren Crew Chief Opens Up About Pirelli’s F1 Tire 14
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, mclaren, McLaren Videos, McLaren-Honda, Pirelli, video on 10 14th, 2017

If you're still bitter about how Formula 1 is so focused on tire strategies, perhaps a better understanding of what it takes to operate such compounds will help with that.
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Fernando Alonso Drove Too Fast For His Car’s Electronics At Spa 28
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, McLaren-Honda, Reports on 08 28th, 2017

By taking Pouhon corner flat out in his McLaren-Honda during last weekend's Belgian GP qualifying session, Fernando Alonso inadvertently caused his car to give up on him.
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McLaren Eyes Full-Time IndyCar Team By 2019 14
Posted by Carscoops Staff in honda, Indy, mclaren, McLaren-Honda, Motorsport, racing on 08 14th, 2017

Fernando Alonso may yet end up switching from Formula One to the IndyCar Series. But regardless of what its star driver does, McLaren could return to the American open-wheel championship full time.
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If McLaren Doesn’t Improve, Alonso Could Leave For Indy Full-Time 1
Posted by Carscoops Staff in F1, honda, Indy, mclaren, McLaren-Honda, Motorsport, racing on 08 1st, 2017

Fernando Alonso has had a rough past few seasons in Formula One. The two-time world champion has scored all of two points this season, and hasn't landed on the podium since 2014 – and that comes more down to his car than his skills.
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McLaren Planning To Buy Ferrari Engines Next Season? 12
Posted by Carscoops Staff in F1, Ferrari, honda, mclaren, McLaren-Honda, Motorsport, racing, Reports on 07 12th, 2017

McLaren has just about reached the point of desperation by now. One of the most victorious teams in F1 history, it hasn't won a race or even landed on the podium once in the past three seasons. And all signs point to it being Honda's fault.
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Fernando Alonso Open To Staying If McLaren Starts Winning By September 10
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, mclaren, McLaren-Honda, racing, Reports on 06 10th, 2017

Ahead of this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix, McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso suggested that his current team needs to improve drastically if he is to stay next year.
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Fernando Alonso’s A Free Agent At The End Of This F1 Season 12
Posted by Carscoops Staff in F1, mclaren, McLaren-Honda, Motorsport, racing on 05 12th, 2017

Fernando Alonso is frustrated. He's now in his third season since returning to McLaren, and however promising the prospect might have been, it hasn't panned out. So he won't be sticking around another season if it doesn't by the end of this one.
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Check Out Fernando Alono’s Very Orange New IndyCar [w/Video] 3
Posted by Carscoops Staff in honda, Honda Videos, Indy, mclaren, McLaren Videos, McLaren-Honda, Motorsport, racing, Videos on 05 3rd, 2017

In one of the most talked-about moves in motorsports today, Fernando Alonso is gearing up to try his hand at Indy. And this is the car in which he'll make it happen.
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Honda Could Get Help From Mercedes With Its F1 Engine Program 26
Posted by Carscoops Staff in F1, honda, McLaren-Honda, mercedes, Motorsport, racing on 04 26th, 2017

It's no secret that Honda has been having some trouble getting its Formula One engine program up to speed. Three seasons into its return with McLaren and it's not just down on power, but on reliability as well. Now it turns out that it could get some assistance from one of its biggest rivals.
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McLaren Could Switch Back To Mercedes F1 Power If Honda Doesn’t Get Its Act Together 16
Posted by Carscoops Staff in F1, honda, mclaren, McLaren-Honda, mercedes, Motorsport, racing, Reports on 03 16th, 2017

It's no secret that things aren't going well for McLaren since it embarked on its current partnership with Honda, and things aren't looking any better for the season ahead.

Now reports indicate that if Honda doesn't get its act together soon, McLaren could jump ship and arrange an engine supply deal with another manufacturer.
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Watch All 2017 New-Look F1 Cars In Action During Barcelona Testing 28
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, Ferrari, Force India, Haas, McLaren-Honda, mercedes, racing, Red Bull, renault, Sauber, Toro Rosso, video, Williams on 02 28th, 2017

With pre-season testing under way in Barcelona, Formula 1 teams are looking to get in as many laps as they can, hoping to iron out all the kinks before the season opener in Melbourne.
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McLaren-Honda MCL32 Unveiled With Surprise Orange & Black Livery 24
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, honda, mclaren, McLaren Videos, McLaren-Honda, new cars, racing, video on 02 24th, 2017

Dubbed the MCL32, this Honda-powered Formula 1 racer looks nothing like we thought it would.
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Honda Expands F1 Operations To Prep For Future Customer Teams 23
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, honda, McLaren-Honda, Reports on 09 23rd, 2016

While it's believed that McLaren still has a right to veto Honda taking on any additional teams as an engine supplier, the Japanese manufacturer remains keen on expanding their F1 client base.
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Alonso And Hamilton To Test Halo Driver Protection At Singapore F1 Grand Prix 5
Posted by Brad Anderson in F1, McLaren-Honda, Mercedes AMG, racing on 09 5th, 2016

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso will get a taste of Formula One's halo set to be adopted from the 2018 season in accordance with FIA's new regulations.
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