Race teams usually have news articles about their drivers as well as their automobile technology partners.
In this aspect McLaren and Honda have been in the news for some time. The partnership between the two companies had come under pressure when many flaws were pointed out with regard to engine power that might be a reason for the underperformance of the team in the past seasons.
The pre season had been troubling for both parties. The season opening Grand Prix in Australia will bring in questions as to whether both companies will continue their partnership. Most analysts are speculating about whether McLaren will sever ties with Honda or whether Mercedes as a former partner will step into the picture. The story of a problem between Honda and McLaren initiated when the first day of the winter test runs revealed engine troubles. It was felt by McLaren that Honda is not being able to deliver the leaps in performance that it promised for the new season. (more…)