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Late switch to Renault puts McLaren behind schedule

McLaren's 2018 design efforts are well under way but the Woking-based outfit is two weeks behind schedule as a result of its late switch to Renault power. An initial deadline by which a decision regarding its future engine partner was required had been set for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. But McLaren's split with Honda has been a lengthy process, with many details requiring time for negotiation and finalisation. While the team is running behind schedule, the current lag will not impact the design or fabrication process of its 2018 challenger insists McLaren racing director Eric Boullier. "Obviously it's a challenge," said the Frenchman in Singapore. "Now we have to be...
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