in 2 months Honda will bring a totally new engine (again, lol).
I am sure this is what it will all revolve around for Mclaren's future with Honda right of now.
Mclaren no doubt will be looking for a solution in-season if the new Honda engine once again will be a tremendous failure. It would be the nail in the coffin.
It's Honda's last chance to make due and fix their lousy and shamefull efforts in their return to F1. A failure there would terminate Honda's participation in F1
with immediate effect, there would be no use to continue, and i don't think Honda will ever return to F1 ever again if that happens. I really really really hope
therefore that that won't happen but i'm afraid that the signs are there that we're up for another disappointment.
If Honda won't deliver in 2 months, that would surely mean Mclaren immediately pulls the plug on Honda and will undoubtedly immediately switch engine provider.
I have zero doubt in my mind that Mclaren is already preparing such a possibilty, and they will go back to Mercedes no doubt.
Why? Because they cannot afford to even finish the season with that Honda trashcan.
The decision is simple, really.
Make due and plaster on a Mercedes power unit that you will know will INSTANTLY catapult you to compete with Williams and Force India, and if the chassis is anything
to go by, possibly even beat them instantanous. Points matter. It won't bring you a WDC, but it will bring you points, lots of points, and lots of attention, Mclaren wont recieve
the hardship, Honda will be on the recieving end.
Keeping the Honda engine till the end of the season will guarantee no points and only DNF's.
It might also be the last option to keep Alonso aboard untill the end of the year, instead of seeing him part midseason and see JB step in.
A good question would be what will happen to Mercedes this year.
If they get profoundly beaten by Ferrari, and perhaps even by RedBull, that would undoubtedly have consequences for Mercedes' board decisions.
could they almost immediately pull the plug and sell the team? If so, that would open the possibility for lots of Mercedes staff to move to Mclaren,
and turn Mercedes in the 'works-like' engine supplier of Mclaren, and we might see Mclaren back at the front again.
let's wait 2 months untill the new power unit.
if THAT one's another failure, then YES , Mclaren should return to Mercedes,
and i'm 100% sure they actually WILL do that with immediate effect.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.