Executive Director of McLaren Zac brown believes that Fernando Alonso would leave the team from Woking, if she hadn’t signed a contract with Renault for the supply of the power plant starting in 2018.
After retiring from Honda and agreement with Renault to McLaren doing everything they can to already in 2018 to fight with Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull Racing.
Besides, Zach told me that a huge role in the signing of Alonso and the continuation of performances in F1, Honda has played functionaries Liberty Media.
Recall that from next season, Honda will supply engines to Toro Rosso.
“Liberty Media, namely chase Carey and Ross brown, played a key role, working together with the heads of the FIA, – quotes brown’s Spanish newspaper AS. Otherwise I’m not sure we would have reached this compromise: if we don’t have Renault engines, Alonso would hardly have stayed with us, and Honda, most likely, would leave F1”.
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