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Old 16 Mar 2017, 11:14 (Ref:3719016)   #230
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The BIG problem McLaren have though is that Honda are also a major commercial partner to the team providing funding over and above the engine supply, so if McLren boot Honda into the long grass, they lose an engine and a backer. We don't see a long queue of sponsors wanting to join McLaren and even ZB has a tough job on his hands convincing a major brand to put 10's of millions into McLaren in it's current form and level of performance.

Really, there are too many McLaren eggs in the Honda basket - all of which would have been good eggs if the engine is good and the results were strong, as it is currently they are potentially bad eggs...

I am just putting it out there, McLaren is a vastly different business now than it was in it's race and championship winning days, does it even need to be in F1 anymore and if the board take the pragmatic view that they can only win as a 'factory' team and they have tried the only option open to them to achieve this and it hasn't worked (so far), do they take the view that shareholders via the main Mclaren group don't want to support the F1 team and look at other avenues? Would McLaren be better off in FE and Le Mans to support and promote the various arms of it's operation.
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