McLaren is behind schedule by two weeks
Preparing the machine 2018 team McLaren behind schedule by two weeks due to late signing of the contract with Renault.Eric bulge, racing Director at McLaren "We had to decide on an engine supplier for another two weeks to Singapore. But now we have a new challenge and we work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to make up for lost time. For two weeks the backlog is pretty easy to eliminate".After signing the contract with Renault will have to make changes in the design of a new machine that needs to index MCL33.Eric boullier "the layout of the power plant of Renault is markedly different. We will have to redesign some sites already developed for the machines of 2018".In 2018, McLaren needs to have the power plant of the same specification that Renault factory team and Red Bull.Eric bulge "In 2018 we will get the same engines as Renault and Red Bull. When developing machines, 2019 we can influence the design of the engine - it can be called the partnership".