Mclaren plan to ditch Honda after embarrassing loss in the Canadian GP

We think that this development was spurred on by the gutting loss in Canada, where Fernando Alonso’s Mclaren Honda died on the last two laps of the race

By: | Updated: June 15, 2017 6:36 PM

Mclaren has apparently had it with Honda and their almost comically unreliable engines. Reports in the Daily Mail and would indicate that Mclaren are willing to pay 99.3 million dollars to get rid of the cursed thing once and for all, and hope to renew ties with Mercedes considering that their engines work on a regular basis.

We think that this development was stirred on by the gutting loss in Canada, where Fernando Alonso’s Mclaren Honda died on the last two laps of the race, and Mclaren lost their first chance to finish a race with points, which in our opinion is a pitiful waste of one of the best drivers on the grid. That because of an engine with barely grid matching power and non-existent reliability.

There is also an additional matter of Alonso’s not so empty threat to leave Mclaren come season finale. Even though there is the small matter that Mercedes wouldn’t want to become the engine supplier to a team that could rise up as a potential threat to their campaign. As Red bull found out when they decided to go shopping for any engine that was not a Renault, Mclaren seem confident that Mercedes will be there to back them up.

However, on the down-side they do stand to lose the 100 million in funding that they get from Honda as a part of their coalition. Now, that may seem like a lot of money though no sum of moolah can account for the horrifying results that the Honda has been producing two years in a row.

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