After yet another engine failure in the Canadian Grand Prix for McLaren, Honda is under even more pressure to deliver. If Mike Gascoyne is right though, it could be all too late for them.
Speaking on Sky Sports F1’s Canada report, former Toyota technical boss said:
“The rhetoric has been quite critical for the last couple of races and it just sounds like a decision has been made and they are just fencing around about how to make it public.”
The latest engine failure came when Fernando Alonso was just a lap away from scoring McLaren its first points of 2017, with the Spaniard also claiming the power deficit the team had in Montreal was dangerous.
According to reports, McLaren are already in talks with Mercedes over an engine deal for 2018. It would mean McLaren would reunite with the German manufacturer having dropped them in favour of Honda engines for the 2015 season.
Nothing however is confirmed so we can still expect to hear plenty of Alonso radio rants about ‘GP2 engines’ or ‘embarrassing power’.