The upcoming race in Abu Dhabi will be the last to tandem McLaren-Honda. After three difficult seasons side parted: British team switches to the motors Renault and the Japanese manufacturer will become a technical partner of Toro Rosso.
On Saturday evening, in the location of McLaren held a small farewell event in which the Executive Director of team Zach brown, racing Director Eric boullier, McLaren COO Jonathan Neale, head of the Honda F1 Yusuke Hasewaga and drivers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn raised glasses of champagne.
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Brown even proposed a toast, saying that McLaren will miss the staff of Honda.
“Honda has been a great partner. This company employs good people, with whom we got along great, – quotes the words of brown’s Sky Sports F1. They were in an incredibly difficult situation, but still remain our friends. We will miss him. Never say “never”. Maybe in the future we got the band back together”.
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