McLaren and Honda decided to form a partnership in 2015 to compete in the prestigious Formula 1 motorsport. Honda was to supply engines, while McLaren will concentrate on developing the race car and win races.
However, that was not to be, especially in the 2017 season. McLaren is right at the bottom of the Constructors Standings as there have been several performance issues and reliability problems and drivers completing a handful races through the season which has led to the slump in their2017 campaign.
The once dominant force of McLaren-Honda will come to an end as they are looking to announce their split at the 2017 Singapore GP. While there is no official announcement from both McLaren or Honda, the split seems imminent after a disastrous start to the 2017 season.
Also, McLaren might announce a likely partnership with Renault to supply engine and subsequently retain former world champion Fernando Alonso for another season. With Renault supplying engines to McLaren, its current partner Torro Rosso might get Honda to supply engines till the current F1 regulations come to an end by 2020.
Stay tuned to DriveSpark as we update about the split of McLaren and Honda during the 2017 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix.
McLaren and Honda have trying real hard to be the best force to reckon with in F1; however, there seems to no end to issues and reliability in their partnership as well as Honda's engine. Also, with Fernando Alonso losing all faith and his hint to move to another team might have proved the split.