A dy­namic new orange-and-black liv­ery is a throw­back to the glory days, but can a re­vamped Honda con­vince Fer­nando Alonso?

F1 Racing - - TEAM BY TEAM -

WHAT’S NEW ? As ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Zak Brown knows he must stamp his mark on this un­der­per­form­ing grandee team. Much de­pends on en­gine part­ner Honda, though, who have an all-new PU for this third year. Hopes are high for Bel­gian hot­shot Stof­fel Van­doorne, who should keep Fer­nando Alonso hon­est, par­tic­u­larly in qual­i­fy­ing.

F1 RA CING’S VER­DICT For­get beat­ing Force In­dia – a win must be the tar­get. If such a leap can­not be taken, Alonso’s re­serves of pa­tience will surely run out.

TEAM DE­TAILS Name McLaren Honda For­mula 1 Team Ad­dress McLaren Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre, Chert­sey Road, Wok­ing, Sur­rey, GU21 4YH, UK Chas­sis MCL32 En­gine Honda RA617H Web­site Twit­ter @McLarenF1

KEY PER­SON­NEL Ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Zak Brown Chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Jonathan Neale Rac­ing di­rec­tor Eric Boul­lier Op­er­a­tions di­rec­tor Si­mon Roberts Chief tech­ni­cal of­fi­cer Tim Goss

TEAM HIS­TORY Founded 1963 First GP Monaco 1966 Races started 801 Wins 182 Poles 155 Fastest laps 153 Points 5,116.5 Driv­ers’ ti­tles 12 Con­struc­tors’ ti­tles 8

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