Why ditching Honda might not solve McLaren’s problems

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Why ditching Honda might not solve McLaren’s problems

The reports are far from surprising. The iconic brands reformed their partnership ahead of the 2015 season – a year after the new turbo-hybrid V6 era of Formula 1 had dawned. McLaren boss Ron Dennis described the early prototype Honda power unit as a “piece of jewelry.”

It was his belief that McLaren could not win drivers’ and constructors’ world titles as a customer entry that facilitated the switch from Mercedes to a Honda supply.

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