MCLAREN NEAR HONDA DECISION
McLaren, who scored their long-awaited first points of the Formula One season in Azerbaijan on Sunday, could have the future of their troubled relationship with Honda decided within weeks. The small breakthrough on the track was a welcome surprise for a team that have been through the mill, but Racing Director Eric Boullier saw little to celebrate. “Some points are good for the team but it’s not where we want to be and it’s even more frustrating,” the Frenchman said after double world champion
Fernando Alonso finished ninth in Baku. For the second most successful team in the history of the sport, in terms of race wins, to have to wait eight races before scoring their first points of the campaign is deeply embarrassing and not something they want ever to repeat. Whether the team and Japanese manufacturer stay together remains to be decided. Boullier told Sky Sports television that while there was no firm date for a decision. “We say now it is a question of weeks,” he said.