Will we see McLaren Honda on the track again soon? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5GKjkT-zQM
Mercedes ’head of the engine department, Andy Cowell, believes McLaren Honda will soon pick itself up and start mixing streaks at the top, so we shouldn’t underestimate them. Cowell has been at the helm of the division, where the winning Silver Arrow propulsion units have been formed since the beginning of their dominance, and his Honda counterparts have been struggling since 2015, when old partners Honda and McLaren joined forces. This year, the Japanese manufacturer has produced a power unit based on a completely different concept, and the head of Honda's engine department, Jusuke Hasegawa, is convinced that this engine design will bear fruit in the long run, despite many birth problems. The elimination of the system of development tokens is supposed to be crucial, and a much smaller restriction on the development of drive units is one of the reasons why Cowell m
Fernando Alonso will surely start the race in Silverston from the last starting position, as he earned as many as 30 starting points on Friday alone. In Napetko's 3rd free practice, he used a new powertrain, which, due to exceeding the allowed number of powertrains used, brought him 25 starting points. He received an additional 5 sentences for battery replacement. Racers can use a maximum of 4 main powertrains per season. McLaren and Honda want to be in the best position possible for the next race (Hungarian Grand Prix), which is one of the three races this season, where they expect or. they expected to be able to fight for higher positions. Unfortunately, they did not succeed in Monaco, and they also have good prospects for the Singapore GP. There are more and more rumors that it will
Alonso: I won’t be any faster with the new engine either The McLaren-Honda team hopes to prove their improvements at Sunday’s race in Monaco. Racing through the streets of Monaco can also give good results to poorer engines, which is why the McLaren team only improved the chassis. “You can’t calculate things in Formula 1 mathematically. We have to have a car on the road to Monaco, then we will see where we are, ”Alonso is slightly pessimistic. "It would be nice if we had both cars in the final qualifying round again, so we can get any points. However, it is difficult to predict how it will end. Other teams will also have certain new settings and parts. I expect Mercedes to dominate again, and then Red-Bull and Ferrari behind them, ”Alonso explained his forecast. Regarding the new engine, the third of p
The British traditional McLaren-Honda team has hired a new test driver. This is the Japanese Nobuharu Matsushita. The 2014-year-old Japanese won the Japanese Formula 3 series in 2 and will drive in the GPXNUMX series this year, as he did last year, gaining racing experience.
McLaren has announced the launch date of the car. Their MP4-31 car with a Honda powertrain will be unveiled on the evening of February 21 before the first tests in Barcelona this year. This will be the second race car developed in collaboration with Honda, with which they want to pick up after the disappointment of the 2015 season, when they finished the championship in ninth place with only twenty-seven points.
Capito new CEO at McLarn - Jost Capito is the new McLarn CEO or. CEO, otherwise Volkswagen's motorsport director. He will take over the role on the team from Jonathan Neal, who has been CEO for the past twenty-two months. The latter will move to the position of CEO of McLarn Technology Group. Both Capito and Neale will work closely with Eric Boullier as race director. They will report directly to Ron Dennis. Dennis said at the appointment: "Last summer I joined the Capita, which is extremely competitive and ambitious. It comes to us with a breadth of both automotive and motorsport experience, as he has held leading positions at BMW, Porsche, Ford, Sauber and from 2012 Volkswagen, which took him in a rally to three zapo
McLarn racers Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso will receive a start-up bonus in the Belgian race after using their seventh power unit this year. Nonetheless, Honda is hoping to achieve Ferrari power from the Spa onwards as they have changed the engine in terms of combustion, intake, exhaust layout and transmission system. This consumed three tokens intended for drive unit updates, which must be installed on both race cars. The rules state that the racer receives a ten-digit penalty for the first change of components and five places for each subsequent one. Button will receive a five-point mark-up accordingly, having previously changed two components on the seventh unit. Alonso, who has yet to use additional components on the seventh engine, will start the race in ten months
Fernando Alonso is confident that McLaren will improve in the second half of this season and show much better performances than we have witnessed so far. The Spaniard described the situation of his team, especially regarding the problems with Honda's power unit, in Silverston as slightly sad, although he managed to win the first point this year in that race. However, he is convinced that things will improve significantly after the summer break. "The second part of the year will show a completely different McLaren that will be more competitive. The upcoming steps are pretty big. It's not that hard to gain when you're at the start two seconds off the pace of the leaders - every next step is half a second or eight tenths. podiums, maybe you only get one tenth every two weeks. Soon we will get much closer to the best, "me
McLarn racers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will be able to use an additional Honda engine without penalties this season, as the FIA has adjusted T This was adopted at the mid-term meeting of the strategy group, where the FIA decided , can consume one drive per racer more. For the sake of fairness, the newly adopted rule came into force for this season, when we witnessed the return of Honda with McLarn to Formula 1. The idea of this change was largely due to the twenty-five-digit penalty given to both McLaren racers in Austria fifth engine. In addition, a comprehensive overhaul of the system of penalties for powertrains is promised, which will be addressed by the FIA and the management of Formula 1, which will prepare comprehensive