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OT: The struggles of McLaren-Honda

  1. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Apr 30, 2017

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    Honda will provide the Sauber Team with engines from 2018. The contract will last for 3 years. I'm afraid another two cars missing the finish line...
     
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  2. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 30, 2017

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    Yes, confirmed today.

    Can only think this will be a good thing for Honda...but they really do have some fundamental problems to get sorted
     
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  3. Hubert

    Hubert May 11, 2017

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  4. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 1, 2017

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  5. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 7, 2017

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  6. Big Adam

    Big Adam Jun 7, 2017

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    That is genius!
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 8, 2017

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  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 8, 2017

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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 8, 2017

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    Exactly... they are in a very tough spot, which explains the status-quo and the paralysis.
     
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    Hubert Jun 8, 2017

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  11. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 9, 2017

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    Rumours that McLaren has signed a deal with Mercedes for 2018
     
  12. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 9, 2017

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    Yes, I saw your Tweet.
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  13. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 11, 2017

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    With another engine failure for Alonso, and 0 points for the team this year, Honda needs to be replaced... This is an embarrassment. Poor guys.
     
  14. Zeke

    Zeke Jun 12, 2017

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    If Honda really wanted to save the day, the "upgrade" would be a Honda branded Mercedes unit for the rest of the season. If they can't be an engine provider, they can at least be an engine sponsor.
     
  15. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 13, 2017

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    It's possible...could see Honda stepping away for a year to work with Sauber? Especially if McLaren do enter Indy with Honda...who knows?
     
  16. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 14, 2017

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    I'd honestly be happy to see the back of Honda at this point and McLaren return to Mercredes power with this strong chassis they have and Fernando at the wheel.
     
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  17. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 14, 2017

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    Yes, I recall hearing comments from last week's race that Alonso praised the new chassis and other improvements made by the team and he was speculating where they could be, if only they had a different power source.
     
  18. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 14, 2017

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    As much as I hate to say it you know, JCB & TAG Heuer made the right call in pulling out of McLaren when they did, at least you've got something to celebrate when Max & Danny Ric are picking up the odd win.
     
  19. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 15, 2017

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    Yes, I don't think anyone (unless affiliated with McLaren) would be able to disagree with that. Who knows, maybe when they start winning again, the relationship will rekindle. Stranger things have happened.
     
  20. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 18, 2017

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