McLaren

Formula 1 team McLaren-Mercedes is one of the oldest teams in the history of the Royal race. The history of McLaren performances began in 1966 under the leadership of Bruce McLaren in the memorable Grand Prix of Monaco. In his first season, Bruce McLaren zanyal14 place in the overall standings of pilots. The first successes of the team began to show after two years. 1968 for the McLaren team can be called a breakthrough. That year the team won their first Grand Prix and finished second in the Constructors' Championship. Since the beginning of 1970 the team began to pursue failure - death of Bruce McLaren, the failure of the Formula 1 season, unsuccessful performance of the second pilot Denny Hulme. After the death of Bruce McLaren team for a long time to reorganize in an attempt to bring the work to the desired level. The first championship race car appeared in 1974. The driver Emerson Fittipaldi had a great season and won the championship, leaving behind the Ferrari. It was a real triumph, which topped the list of winning team McLaren. In the future, for the team were famous racers, a year has been a failure and a triumph. The history of the team continues to this day. A new era in the team began with the arrival of the young British driver Lewis Hamilton. In his rookie season in 2007, the Briton did not have just one point to become world champion. The following season, 2008 Lewis made up for lost time. In the last Grand Prix of Brazil, he pulled out a victory, finishing in fifth place. Thus, Lewis Hamilton became the youngest world champion, McLaren and the team returned to the leadership position. The 2009 season was tough for all teams - the new regulations, new regulations, new requirements. Engineers could not build a team capable of a competitive car and the first part of the season McLaren were not at the helm. When the machine was developed, riders started showing good results. However, this was not enough for the new title. Ahead of the new season and new developments. Team McLaren has already shown his new car. Judging from past tests, this machine is very fast, which suggests that the pilots of the team will fight for a world title. Especially in this season for the team will be performing two real champion - a champion 2008 Lewis Hamilton and the other reigning champion Jenson Button, who has signed a long term contract with the team. Such a star cast gives great promise.
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Formula 1

2017-12-29 09:14:03

Eric boullier Alonso is seriously preparing for next season

Eric boullier Alonso is seriously preparing for next season

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that Fernando Alonso has already started the preparation for the season-2018.Eric boullier "Alonso has already started preparation for the season-2018. He prepares mentally for the upcoming fight.He has painted in his mind a plan of action. He is incredibly motivated for their own purposes. Last season was a mixture of sadness, humiliation and frustration. It's bad for the team. Next year everything must change".

2017-12-28 10:44:04

Zach brown Ron Dennis, too, would have refused for Honda engines

Zach brown Ron Dennis, too, would have refused for Honda engines

The head of McLaren Zach brown said that his predecessor Ron Dennis also was ready to end the Union McLaren-Honda.Zach brown "I think that he too was ready to take this step. It was during all of our talks, and he always had the interests of the team. Say what you will, but Ron will always be an honorary gentleman of McLaren.Dennis also worries about the team as we are. He is reluctant to McLaren again won the race".Dennis led the team McLaren in 1981-2009, and 2014-2016.

2017-12-27 15:34:03

Mercedes was willing to work with McLaren

It is known that the leadership of the McLaren decided to part ways with Honda, the first thing turned to Mercedes, but in the end, a contract was signed for the supply of the power plant of Renault.Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda, for example, opposed the supply of engines to McLaren, unlike Toto. Wolff now claims that the German minders were ready to resume cooperation with the British team.Toto Wolff "We were ready to put their engines to the McLaren team, but negotiations dragged on heavily, and the necessary resources for collaboration in 2018 was not. Perhaps in the future the cooperation will resume."Team McLaren used Mercedes engines from 1995 to 2014.

2017-12-27 10:34:04

Stoffel Vandorn the First race was not up to my standards

Stoffel Vandorn the First race was not up to my standards

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn said that the first race of the season-2017 were not as he would want.Stoffel Vandorn " the First race certainly didn't meet my standards, but this is only my first season in Formula 1, so the relationship with the team, my engineers would develop. As we are faced with many challenges, it was difficult to do something better.When everything started to come back to normal, I had more time on the track, the more I began to spend time in the plant more time to devote to work in the simulator. Now I see that developing in the right direction."In his first full season in Formula 1 Vandorn finished in 16th position, right behind partner McLaren's Fernando Alonso.

2017-12-26 17:34:03

Toto Wolff advised Williams to look at the talented youth

Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin are applying for a place in Williams. However, the head of Mercedes Toto Wolff advises the British team to look at the young pilots who won last season of the Junior series.Toto Wolff in an interview with BBC5 "If I were the head of Williams, would risk and would invite George Russell Lando Norris or Charles LeClair is the talented guys that have experience winning Championships. Tomorrow they will be superstars".Russell, a career supported by Mercedes, this year became the champion GP3, Norris, under the tutelage of McLaren, won the European Formula-3, Leclere, a protege of Ferrari - Formula-2.

2017-12-26 17:24:04

Lando Norris is going to win the Formula 1

Lando Norris is going to win the Formula 1

Reserve the pilot of McLaren's Lando Norris, who last season at the first attempt won Evrostroy Formula 3, now intends to achieve the championship title in Formula 2, where the defending champion is Charles LeClair.Lando Norris "I really want to win, but it is too early to make predictions. I want to prove that the good as well as LeClair. However, I will advocate for the Carlin team, not Prema. If I was in Prema, I had the best car in the championship, and in my case second or third place would be akin to victory.Formula-2 - complex series, it is all the more difficult Championships in which I competed. But I want the title".

2017-12-25 15:04:04

A few facts about four-time Champions

A few facts about four-time Champions

In the history of Formula 1 only thirty-two pilots managed at least once to win the title. Sixteen of them won the championship more than once, ten more than two times. This year Lewis Hamilton became the fifth pilot, who managed to win the championship four times.The first championship title in Formula 1 was played in 1950. In 1953 appeared the first two-time champion Alberto Ascari. Two years later, the championship became the first three-time champion - Juan Manuel Fangio. He in 1956 became the first four-time.Nine years it took Hamilton to after the first title was obtained in 2008 to earn the next three. This is the longest period for four-time Champions. In this regard, the record belongs to Sebastian Vettel, who became a four-time champion just three years after the first victory in the championship.The youngest four-time champion is Sebastian Vettel. In 2013, when he won the third title, the German was 26 years 3 months 24 days. The age four-time champion Juan-Manuel Fangio. The Argentine has turned 45 years 1 month 12 days ahead of schedule when he won the championship in 1956. For comparison, the Hamilton is in a good race in Mexico turned 32 years 9 months 22 days.Only one pilot managed to win all four League titles in a team - Sebastian Vettel Red Bull. Three won four titles, speaking in two teams Alain Prost McLaren and Williams, Michael Schumacher Benetton and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton McLaren and Mercedes. Juan-Manuel Fangio four Championships won in three different teams Alfa Romeo, Mercedes and Ferrari.Only two of them managed to win more than four titles. Will add to this list is Lewis Hamilton Maybe Sebastian VettelA list of the pilots who won four or more titles1. Michael Schumacher - 7 titles 1994, 1995, 2000-20042. Juan Manuel Fangio - 5 1951, 1954-19573. Alain Prost - 4 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993 Sebastian Vettel - 4 2010-2013 Lewis Hamilton - 4 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

2017-12-20 12:34:03

The McLaren will not be the title sponsor

2014 team McLaren without a title sponsor. Will not be the title sponsor in the coming years.Zac brown, the head of McLaren "I don't think we need a title sponsor, although large partners we need. In Formula 1 now rarely use the brand name in the team name. We - McLaren, McLaren and not ABC. We are not going to sell its name.You know, in NASCAR the pilots are required to, getting out of cars, said something like "I Want to thank my car Ford Chandon". But in Formula 1 that will not happen.We signed an agreement with some major sponsors, which will be announced in 2018. But work in this regard is still going on".During 1972-1974, the title sponsor of the McLaren performed cosmetic company Yardley, 1974-1996 from tobacco brand Marlboro, 1997-2005 - one tobacco brand West, and in 2007-2013 the title sponsor was snaches telecommunications company Vodafone.

2017-12-19 17:34:04

The decision on the participation of Alonso in the 24 hours of Le Mans is still pending

The decision on the participation of Alonso in the 24 hours of Le Mans is still pending

Fernando Alonso intends to take part in the legendary marathon 24 hours of Le Mans in the composition of the factory team Toyota and have already conducted the first tests. However, the management of McLaren has not yet decided whether to release the Spaniard.Zac brown, the head of McLaren "We were talking with Renault on this topic, and they don't mind, because they can't perform at Le Mans. Fernando wants to play for Toyota, because he believes that there he's got a good chance.But we're going to discuss this issue. We want to make sure that Le Mans will not distract him from Formula 1. The decision regarding Le Mans will be made very soon".

2017-12-19 11:24:03

McLaren We have been giving Honda six months

The head of McLaren Zach brown said that after the winter tests his team gave the Honda mechanics six months for a solution to their problems.Zach brown "We knew that we have problems, even on the tests in Barcelona, and we have worked very hard for six months to try to find solutions that will make us much more competitive in 2018. Eventually, after trying many different things and many different ways, we felt that we will not be able to fight with Honda for the victory.Three years in Formula 1 for a long time, so we needed to change direction, to return our team to the top. Honda is a great company with excellent staff. The relationship between us was always strong and remains strong, so do not rule out new cooperation. We wish them the best, but we had to make some decision in our interests.The relationship was much stronger than was expected by the people. We worked hard, we were disappointed together, but we never yelled at each other".Next season McLaren will use the power plant of Renault.

2017-12-18 17:44:03

The end of the season Sauber

The end of the season Sauber

The past season was the 25th in the history of the Sauber. However, this round date Swiss team noted no less than round the tenth position in the constructors ' championship.In 2016, the team was in a difficult financial position, resulting in changed owners. Began restructuring Sauber, during which the post of team leader left Kaltenborn, and she was replaced by frdric Vasseur, who retired from Renault because of disagreements with Cyril Abiteboul. First, Vasser has made breach of contract with Honda, designed for the 2018 and signed, Kaltenborn, and announced the continuation of cooperation with Ferrari.Well, in the season-2017 Sauber had to use the power plant Ferrari of the sample 2016. The team decided to save money on engines, focusing on a robust chassis. And if in the beginning of the year the pilots Sauber were still able to compete with McLaren and Toro Rosso in the second half of the season they fought only among themselves.Thanks to sponsorship place in the Sauber has retained Marcus Ericsson. His partner became the protg of Mercedes Pascal Wehrlein. However, because of injuries received during the "Race of Champions", the German missed two steps, and he came on as sub Antonio Giovinazzi, reserve pilot Ferrari.At the fifth stage in Spain to Wehrlein managed to finish eighth, earning four points. Another point, Pascal got the tenth place in Azerbaijan. After that point balance Sauber did not change until the end of the season. Eriksson was in the shadow of Wehrlein, his best results were 11th place in Spain and Azerbaijan. With 5 points Sauber finished the season in tenth and last place.Despite the modest results, that Ericsson has again maintained a place in the Sauber, again, thanks to our sponsors and contacts in the guide. But instead of Wehrlein, who earned all points for the season 2018 took the Ferrari protg of Charles LeClair. Next year the team will get a newest power plant of the Ferrari, and sponsorship and technical assistance to Alfa Romeo, on paper, Sauber needs to significantly improve.

2017-12-18 11:54:03

McLaren We've played two weeks ostavanie

Race Director McLaren Eric Buje told that his team managed to catch up with a schedule for the operation of the machine, which has been delayed due to the transition to the new Renault engine.Eric boullier "we May have decided to change the provider of the engine two weeks later than was required by our schedule, but these two weeks we are almost caught up.We must adapt to the new engine, but the architecture of the car remains the same.We have an interesting concept, so the transition will not be a big drama. Sometimes we can be smart".

2017-12-16 11:54:03

Lewis Hamilton recommends that Fernando Alonso to fight

Lewis Hamilton recommends that Fernando Alonso to fight

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that he hoped to fight for the title from Fernando Alonso.Lewis Hamilton "I'm going to prepare to fight more than ever. I will do everything to try and earn his fifth title next year.It will be a four-sided confrontation we, Red Bull, Ferrari and possibly McLaren. We can't afford to be complacent after the victory, we need to continue to work and improve in all areas.McLaren got the Renault engines. This year we were having a good duel with Alonso, and I'd like to be more of them in the future. Fernando deserves to fight in the leading group, so I hope he will be able to join the battle".

2017-12-13 10:54:04

McLaren Lando Norris will be a very tight schedule

McLaren Lando Norris will be a very tight schedule

In the season of 2018 reserve the pilot of McLaren will be Lando Norris, the champion of Euroseries Formula 3. In parallel, 18-year-old Briton will compete in Formula 2.Eric bulge, racing Director at McLaren "I Hope that someday Lando will be fighting with McLaren - that is why we took him in. But his main task next year is to win the Formula 2.Next year he will spend a lot of time in our simulator, it is another opportunity to work on the tests. He wanted to take part in Friday practice, but I am against this approach. In any case, it will be a very busy schedule".

2017-12-13 10:34:04

Alonso passed fit the seats for the new machine

Alonso passed fit the seats for the new machine

Recently Fernando Alonso visited the McLaren base in Woking and went through the procedure of fitting seats for the new machine MCL33.The press service of the British team posted a photo of this process with the caption "Look who is sitting in a car in 2018".

2017-12-12 11:04:04

Statistics season 2017 starts with the first row

Statistics season 2017 starts with the first row

In the course of the last season, only six pilots had a chance to start the race from the first row. The record for the number of hits on the first row of steel Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.Starts with the first row, the pilots1. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 142. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes 133. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 5 Driver Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 55. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 16. Lance Stroll, Williams - 1V last year the pilots Ferrari never not started first, Rada, and this year Daniel Riccardo from Red Bull failed to make this rating. But it came debutant lance Stroll from Williams. However, in his case helped numerous penalties received by opponents for the replacement of elements of the power plant.In Sochi Mercedes pilots started only from the second row, thereby ending a run of 30 hits on the first row. According to this indicator, the German team takes third place in the history of Formula 1. The record lacked five races.The series starts from the first row, the command1. Williams - 35 1992-19942. McLaren - 33 1988-19903. Mercedes - 30 2015-20174. Williams - 26 1995-19975. Red Bull - 24 2010-20116. Mercedes - 23 2014-20157. Williams - 17 1986-1987 Red Bull - 17 2009-20109. Ferrari - 16 1970-1971 Lotus - 16 1973-1974.

2017-12-11 17:34:04

In McLaren parted ways with Honda because of the sponsors

In McLaren parted ways with Honda because of the sponsors

During the three-year partnership with team McLaren Honda has lost many major sponsors is one of the reasons which forced the British to change the supplier of engines.Zac brown, the head of McLaren "I Have experience in finding sponsors, but I knew that we will not be able to find new partners, while we will have such problems. We could not tell potential sponsors about the history that will soon be much better. So it's one of the reasons that pushed us to change the supplier of engines.But people continue to believe in McLaren, Renault they believe in, they believe in Alonso and Vandorn. I can honestly say that now negotiations with potential sponsors are much easier".

2017-12-11 11:14:03

Statistics season 2017 leading in the race

Statistics season 2017 leading in the race

During the past season by the leaders of the race had time to visit only six pilots. Most of all the leader of the race passed champion Lewis Hamilton 2871 km 47.4 per cent of the total distance of 20 races. Last year, the achievement became champion Nico Rosberg was a little worse 42.8 percent.Of the six pilots in the lead in the race, only Kimi Raikkonen has never won.Leading in the race in the season 2017, the pilots, km1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 28712. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 13123. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 9624. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 6395. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 1436. Daniel ricciardo, Red Bull - 137 already mentioned, six pilots have been at the head of the race this year. For comparison in 2016, the leader managed to visit also 6 pilots, in 2015 - 7 pilots, in 2014-m - 10 pilots in 2012 and 2013 - 13 pilots. And the record maximum of 15 pilots belongs to season 2008. Record-minimum of 4 of the pilot - behind the season 1988.Passed distance record remains Vettel, who in the 2011 season stayed on the first position 3794 km 65.5 of the race of all races.Leading in the race in the season 2017, teams, km1. Mercedes - 3833 63.2 per cent2. Ferrari - 14553. Red Bull - 775 consecutive year in this ranking no McLaren. Meanwhile, this team holds the record for leading in the race. In 1988 Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost drove in the first position 4622 km, but then the season consisted of 16 races, so in percentage terms 97,4 achievement of the British team remains out of reach.Maximum number of teams, pilots who managed to get in the head of the race, remains the leader of season-1975 - 10 teams. Only three teams could boast of leadership in 1953, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2002 gg.

2017-12-10 10:44:05

The son of the founder of Honda sympathizes with Alonso

Hirotoshi Honda said that he can understand the frustration of Fernando Alonso failed three-year project McLaren-Honda.It is believed that Alonso has insisted that McLaren had gone from the Japanese brand, turned his attention to Renault.Hirotoshi Honda "Alonso is a young, intelligent and fascinating people. I can easily understand why it was a big disappointment.A professional athlete's life is very short, and it's hard to lose three years in such an important moment in his career, but it's not my fault.I am sure of one thing. The Japanese have a culture of struggle in Formula 1. We are probably very polite, but we can fight.My father was a real fighter who hated to be second. Shortly before his death, when Senna could no longer win, dad complained about it from his sick bed".

2017-12-09 13:54:03

Alain Prost Renault will hardly be able to beat McLaren and Red Bull

Alain Prost Renault will hardly be able to beat McLaren and Red Bull

The Renault brand Ambassador Alain Prost said that his team is in theory not able to beat Red Bull and McLaren next year.Alain Prost "Any pressure on the team, as for me, this is a positive process, even if it is difficult.Factory stables will compete against the two well-established teams, where the whole organization that Renault still adjusts, already exists.And both of these teams also have the best pilots, maybe even the best. On paper we won't be able to beat Red Bull and McLaren".And Red Bull and McLaren next season will use the Renault engines.

2017-12-08 10:44:03

Honda has suspended Yusuke Hasegawa from Formula 1

Project leader of the Honda F1 Yusuke Hasegawa will leave his post at the end of the year, and his position will generally be liquidated. Work in Formula 1 will be Toyoharu Tanabe as technical Director of Honda F1.Tanabe is an experienced engineer in the world of Formula 1. In the early 1990s, he worked in the McLaren-Honda as a race engineer for Gerhard Berger. In the mid-2000s he was the chief engineer of Jenson Button in BAR-Honda.

2017-12-07 16:54:03

Fines for the replacement of the engine not more than 15 positions

In the past some pilots, in particular, of McLaren-Honda, had a penalty of 30-50 positions for the replacement of elements of the power plant. Now any pilot can not lose more than 15 positions - a new rule has been approved by the world Motorsport Council of the FIA.In the new season every driver can use three sets of elements of the power plant. As before, for each subsequent item will be charged penalty 10 penalty position for the first element of the new set and 5 positions for the rest of the same set of elements. If the pilot during the race weekend will receive more than 15 penalty position, it will start last. If such pilots will be a few, the order will be determined by a time penalty.

2017-12-07 10:44:03

Statistics season 2017 podiums

Statistics season 2017 podiums

During the past season on the podium managed to visit seven of the pilots. And the record for most finishes in the top three steel Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas for 13 podiums in 20 races.Podiums in the season-2017 pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 13 Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 13 Driver Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 134. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull - 95. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 76. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 47. Lance Stroll, Williams - 1 career on the catwalk has been Stroll. For the third consecutive year in the top three never came Fernando Alonso.As already mentioned, seven pilots during the season were able to reach the podium. And the record over the past decade was 2008, when the top three were able to get 14 pilots.The number of pilots who were on the podium in recent years2017 - 7 2016 - 92015 - 102014 - 102013 - 82012 - 132011 - 72010 - 82009 - 132008 - 14 Mercedes in total have been on the podium 26 times. All the others put together 34.Podiums in the season 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 262. Ferrari - 203. Red Bull - 134. Williams - 1 in 2013 without a podium left the team Force India. As for McLaren this is the third consecutive season with no finishes in the top three.

2017-12-07 10:14:04

Esteban Windows fears McLaren

The pilot Force India Esteban Windows believes that his team is simply obliged to perform well next year, because one of the rivals will become team McLaren.Esteban Windows "We need to be just perfect next year. Should speak at each stage.I hope that we will begin with more high notes than this year. We need to be perfect, because McLaren is back with Renault. It will be difficult to fight for their place".

2017-12-06 11:34:04

Statistics season 2017 the best circles

Statistics season 2017 the best circles

Last season, eight of the pilots were able to show the best lap time during the race. The most distinguished champion Lewis Hamilton, for which he received the honorary prize of the DHL Fastest Lap. Last season the trophy went to Nico Rosberg.Best circles in the season 2017, the pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 72. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 53. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 2 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 25. Sergio Perez, Force India - 1 Fernando Alonso, McLaren - 1 Daniel ricciardo, Red Bull - 1 Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 1U Raikkonen is now 45 best circles, and for this indicator, the Finn ranks second in the entire history of the championship. First with a large margin is Michael Schumacher with an incredible result in 77 laps. The Hamilton 38 laps, and he takes the 4th place.Best circles in the season of 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 92. Ferrari - 73. Red Bull - 24. Force India - 1 McLaren - McLaren 1V while dreaming of podiums, but every year Alonso celebrated one of the best around. This time it was at the Grand Prix of Hungary.

2017-12-06 11:04:03

Alain Prost Vandorn better than Alonso

Alain Prost Vandorn better than Alonso

Four-time world champion Alain Prost believes that the debutant of the season, Stoffel Vandorn almost as good as the experienced Fernando Alonso.Alain Prost "All watched Vandoren before he came into Formula 1 because everyone thought he was the most outstanding young pilot. He started his career at McLaren, where there were problems with reliability. He never got the same equipment as Alonso. But I think Vandorn is now on par or even better than Alonso. He is developing well.Next year with a good engine we will see is it effective. To be in a team with Alonso is not easy, so Vandorn you need to remain calm, not to rush, and I think that it will not be problems in the coming years".

2017-12-04 17:04:03

Hamilton Alonso would never be my partner

Hamilton Alonso would never be my partner

In an interview with Stuttgarter Zeitung, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that Fernando Alonso will never be his team-mate.Lewis Hamilton "Alonso will never be my partner Mercedes are well aware of the work of the team, comparing it with magnets. When there are two North poles, then the team just falls apart. So it was in 2007. So there must be one North pole and one South".Hamilton and Alonso were team-mates at McLaren-Mercedes in 2007. The season passed with scandals and ended with a lost title and a multimillion-dollar fine.

2017-12-03 12:24:04

Jenson button has signed a contract with Honda

Jenson button has signed a contract with Honda

Next season, the Formula 1 world champion 2009 Jenson button will compete in the Japanese Super GT series for one of the teams Honda.Jenson button "I Have a contract with Honda for performances in the Super GT season in 2018. The last two years I've dreamed of this. I like this series, and this year I even had one race, and I liked it very much. Looking forward to the first tests."Last season button was a reserve pilot McLaren, and spent one race in Monaco, replacing Fernando Alonso. But now his place is 18-year-old Lando Norris, the newly made champion of Euroseries Formula 3.

2017-12-03 12:04:03

Helmut Marko Red Bull Technology will help Honda

Red Bull is already working with Honda, and everything goes to the fact that this team will go to Japanese engines in 2019. The Honda engineers have provided the opportunity to work in the Red Bull Technology centre, equipped with state of the art simulators.In the next year, given the collapse of the Union McLaren-Honda, the Japanese company will supply engines exclusively to Junior team Toro Rosso.Sports consultant to Red Bull "we're working with Honda to make the engine updated for more competitive Toro Rosso.We are very pleased with what Honda has done and will continue to do until the start of the season.Red Bull technology must also help to make progress. We'll see what happens. Only in the middle of next year we will know what to do in 2019".