Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

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Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

1. Stay with Honda.
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63%
2. Switch to Mercedes for 2018, in 2018.
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17%
3. Switch to Mercedes for 2018, in 2017 (asap).
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20%
 
Total votes: 156

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Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

Post by Chuckjr » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:13 am

I've heard valid arguments from both sides. I'm curious what the overall consensus is.
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Re: New pole

Post by zac510 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:20 am

I'm satisfied with the old Pole Kubica.

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Re: Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

Post by Steven » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:37 pm

Topic allowed, but only for the sake of voting please.
Discussion to go in the existing threads please

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Re: Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

Post by ENGINE TUNER » Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:08 pm

Pay Merc to lose to Merc or Get paid by Honda to Lose to Merc, easy decision.

Honda will get better(they certainly can't get worse).

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Re: Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

Post by Andres125sx » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:45 pm

Voted for Honda, but only if they can finally show some real improvement this season with the awaited big upgrade. Or in other words, too soon to make such a crucial decision

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Re: Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

Post by Facts Only » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:52 am

ENGINE TUNER wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:08 pm

Honda will get better(they certainly can't get worse).
Some people said that last year...
"A pretentious quote taken out of context to make me look deep" - Some old racing driver

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Re: Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

Post by Stormy » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:41 am

They should stick with Honda because they will only be Merc's vassal team as a customer. Better results but at what cost? Like Ron Dennis said, you can't be a champion as a customer.

There are also rumors that Zac Brown had a meeting with both Toyota and Porsche at the 24H Le Mans. So they may have Merc as a temporary solution till they find an exclusive partner in Toyota or Porsche with the new engine regulations. However, Honda may make it right till then and they'll struggle again with Toyota or Porsche hahah.

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Re: Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

Post by adrianjordan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:54 pm

Stormy wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:41 am
They should stick with Honda because they will only be Merc's vassal team as a customer. Better results but at what cost? Like Ron Dennis said, you can't be a champion as a customer.

There are also rumors that Zac Brown had a meeting with both Toyota and Porsche at the 24H Le Mans. So they may have Merc as a temporary solution till they find an exclusive partner in Toyota or Porsche with the new engine regulations. However, Honda may make it right till then and they'll struggle again with Toyota or Porsche hahah.
Probably trying to find a team willing to run a Mclaren branded car in next years LM 24Hr for Fernando to drive... Imagine is they got Alonso, Button and Vandorne as their drivers... Pretty cool idea I reckon!!
In 2007 I had the chance to go to a meet-and-greet with an F1 test driver. I decided not to as I didn't think he'd even amount to much...he was the BMW Sauber test driver and his name was Sebastian Vettel...

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Re: Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

Post by Stormy » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:38 pm

adrianjordan wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:54 pm
Stormy wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:41 am
They should stick with Honda because they will only be Merc's vassal team as a customer. Better results but at what cost? Like Ron Dennis said, you can't be a champion as a customer.

There are also rumors that Zac Brown had a meeting with both Toyota and Porsche at the 24H Le Mans. So they may have Merc as a temporary solution till they find an exclusive partner in Toyota or Porsche with the new engine regulations. However, Honda may make it right till then and they'll struggle again with Toyota or Porsche hahah.
Probably trying to find a team willing to run a Mclaren branded car in next years LM 24Hr for Fernando to drive... Imagine is they got Alonso, Button and Vandorne as their drivers... Pretty cool idea I reckon!!
You may be right. Some media is speculating that they are trying to make an F1 deal as well though. Who knows, we'll see.

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Re: Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

Post by Jolle » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:55 pm

Stormy wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:38 pm
adrianjordan wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:54 pm
Stormy wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:41 am
They should stick with Honda because they will only be Merc's vassal team as a customer. Better results but at what cost? Like Ron Dennis said, you can't be a champion as a customer.

There are also rumors that Zac Brown had a meeting with both Toyota and Porsche at the 24H Le Mans. So they may have Merc as a temporary solution till they find an exclusive partner in Toyota or Porsche with the new engine regulations. However, Honda may make it right till then and they'll struggle again with Toyota or Porsche hahah.
Probably trying to find a team willing to run a Mclaren branded car in next years LM 24Hr for Fernando to drive... Imagine is they got Alonso, Button and Vandorne as their drivers... Pretty cool idea I reckon!!
You may be right. Some media is speculating that they are trying to make an F1 deal as well though. Who knows, we'll see.
Talking to Porsche and Toyota because Honda keeps breaking down... at the race they all broke down. Isn’t McLaren just jinxed?

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Re: Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

Post by ENGINE TUNER » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:32 pm

Facts Only wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:52 am
ENGINE TUNER wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:08 pm

Honda will get better(they certainly can't get worse).
Some people said that last year...
Yeah you right

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Re: Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

Post by Jolle » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:22 pm

ENGINE TUNER wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:32 pm
Facts Only wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:52 am
ENGINE TUNER wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:08 pm

Honda will get better(they certainly can't get worse).
Some people said that last year...
Yeah you right
Well, McLaren should at least beat Sauber next year...

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Re: Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

Post by Andres125sx » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:50 pm

adrianjordan wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:54 pm
Probably trying to find a team willing to run a Mclaren branded car in next years LM 24Hr for Fernando to drive... Imagine is they got Alonso, Button and Vandorne as their drivers... Pretty cool idea I reckon!!
Too good to be true, but it would be epic

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Re: Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

Post by PlatinumZealot » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:10 am

I say switch to mercedes it is painful seeing Alonso like this.
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Re: Should McLaren stay with Honda or switch to Mercedes power units?

Post by marmer » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:56 am

Andres125sx wrote:
adrianjordan wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:54 pm
Probably trying to find a team willing to run a Mclaren branded car in next years LM 24Hr for Fernando to drive... Imagine is they got Alonso, Button and Vandorne as their drivers... Pretty cool idea I reckon!!
Too good to be true, but it would be epic
Could they not just run one of the road cars in GT class or do they not qualify

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