Bernie Ecclestone blames McLaren for failed Honda partnership

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Bernie Ecclestone blames McLaren for failed Honda partnership

McLaren and Honda look set to confirm the end of their disastrous F1 partnership ahead of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, ending months of speculation about its future. The split will see McLaren switch to Renault power for 2018, while Honda will move into partnership with current Renault customer Toro Rosso.

The engine swap is part of a complicated jigsaw puzzle which has been coming together in the weeks since the end of F1’s summer break and is likely to signal a contract extension for Fernando Alonso at McLaren. Though the Spaniard has denied issuing McLaren an ultimatum between keeping Honda and retaining his services for 2018, he dropped numerous hints that the solution required to keep him revolved around what would be in the back of the car next year.

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