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McLaren offered Honda two alternatives prior to split

McLaren apparently offered engine partner Honda two alternatives early on in the season when it realized where it stood with the Japanese manufacturer. McLaren's doubts about Honda's 2017 power unit started as far back as pre-season testing in Barcelona in early March. To try and avoid an engine debacle, the Woking-based outfit took a pro-active stance and came up with several solutions destined to help itself and its partner. "At the first tests of 2017, we realised serious problems were waiting for us," Boullier revealed in an interview with French weekly Auto Hebdo. "We began to get nervous and started looking for solutions that could improve the situation. McLaren image...
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