Ecclestone: “McLaren won’t be any happier with Renault”

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Ecclestone: “McLaren won’t be any happier with Renault”

However with the switch to Renault engines it is expected that they will at least be semi competitive again, with the aim probably being to be at the top of the midfield at least, and challenging the likes of Red Bull for third place in the constructors table and the occasional podium and even win in odd circumstances such as Daniel Ricciardo’s win in Baku earlier this year.

It is also expected that the Renault switch will see the team’s star driver and two time world champion Fernando Alonso stay with the team, after struggling through three uncompetitive years with Honda power. It has been rumoured that Alonso issued the ultimatum of either he goes or Honda goes, something that he staunchly denies.

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