What does McLaren do after the Indy 500?

A lot of people scoffed at the appointment of Zak Brown to replace Ron Dennis as McLaren team boss. What does a marketing guy know about F1?  was a common criticism. After a dismal start to the 2017 F1 season and Honda seemingly further behind than ever, those same critics smelled blood in the water. Somewhat…

Ferrari & Bottas just limited Alonso’s F1 options

Fernando Alonso’s Australian Grand Prix weekend was bad enough thanks to continuing failings by Honda. But the resurgence of Ferrari  and the performance of Valterri Bottas made things even worse. The great McLaren Honda project version 2.0 is a disaster. Even with the kind of progress Honda made in 2016 – which was very impressive…

McLaren needs to dump Honda

With only one test remaining before the 2017 F1 season opener in Melbourne, the McLaren-Honda partnership finds itself in a familiar position. Following significant progress made in 2016 a radical re-design of Honda’s hybrid power unit (PU) appears to have left the team with significant ground to make up once more. Deja vu for McLaren Honda Drawing conclusions…

F1: Button or Vandoorne at McLaren

Many consider Jenson Button’s time with McLaren in F1 to be over. At the end of the season they believe it is a done deal for Stoffel Vandoorne to partner Fernando Alonso for 2017 as McLaren-Honda finally become competitive. But is that the only solution? Button still has something to give Despite the impressive gains made…