McLaren F1 team 2015

McLaren Formula 1 car 2015
11 Mar, 2015 4:20pm

Engine Honda
Races 767
Wins 182
Titles 8
Last year 5th (181pts)

McLaren has endured a difficult round of winter testing, dogged by reliability issues for its new Honda drivetrain. The Japanese giant is a year behind the other engine manufacturers in coming to grips with F1’s complex V6 hybrid regulations, so it could take the rest of 2015 to get on terms.

Alonso, Button, McLaren and Honda is a potentially title-winning combination, but it’s going to take a while to realise that potential – and Alonso is already at a disadvantage, with an accident in testing forcing him off the grid in Melbourne. Test driver Kevin Magnussen will take his place.

Our verdict: This is going to be a development year for McLaren as it gets the Honda engine partnership up and running. Strong results are unlikely.

Drivers

Fernando Alonso

Races 236
Wins 32
Titles 2
Last year 6th (161pts)
Age 33
Twitter @alo_oficial
Did you know? After many years living in Switzerland for tax reasons, Alonso has moved back to Spain.

Jenson Button

Races 268
Wins 15
Titles 1
Last year 8th (126pts)
Age 35
Twitter @JensonButton
Did you know? Button married long-time girlfriend, model Jessica Michibata, in Hawaii back in December.

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