Is McLaren making a mistake by ditching Honda?
But it wasn’t mere romanticism. Honda unlike its rival manufacturers was concentrating on one team. It was coming in a year after them in a new engine formula and would learn their lessons in advance. Just like in the last turbo era it’d lead the second generation. And dominate.
Bang goes the theory I guess. What has happened in the following three seasons is well-trodden. The unit has remained off the pace and unreliable. False dawns and over promising – in public and private – were frequent. Progress over time an oscillation rather than an upward trajectory.Full story