In advance of the Formula One race in Canada this weekend, McLaren CEO Zak Brown has drawn a line in the pit lane when it comes to Honda and its underpowered, unreliable engines. He told Reuters this week, “The executive committee have now given us our marching orders. We’re not going to go into another year like this, in hope.”
“I don’t want to get into what our options are. Our preference is to win the world championship with Honda. But at some point you need to make a decision as to whether that’s achievable. And we have serious concerns.
“Missing upgrades, and upgrades not delivering to the level we were told they were going to, you can only take that so long. And we’re near our limit. So far it hasn’t worked. A year in Formula 1 is an eternity. Three years is a decade. And you can’t just go on forever.”