McLaren insists they are a team united despite a horror Candian Grand Prix that saw both Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button retire with mechanical issues.
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The English outfit have endured a horror start to 2015, with Button’s eighth-placed finish in Monaco its only points-scoring race of the season so far.
While McLaren acknowledged it would be a tough season due to its change to a Honda power unit, but not may expected such a fall from grace.
Most of McLaren’s issues come down to the Honda engine, which is both currently unreliable and down on power in comparison to its Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault counterparts.
Despite the team’s issues, racing director Eric Boullier says McLaren will not engage in a public war with Honda in a similar fashion to that of Red Bull’s public slinging match with power unit supplier Renault.
“It is hard; it’s a management exercise because we don’t want to handle it like Red Bull and Renault, s*** fighting in the media. This is nonsense,” Boullier is quoted as saying by ESPN.
“There is a proper reason why we moved to Honda and we are happy with the move, even if it’s frustrating now.
“You need to just keep your people regularly informed. Yes it’s painful, yes it’s maybe embarrassing, but it’s Formula One – the technology is huge and complex for anybody who wants to enter Formula One today and do well.”
McLaren currently sit second-last on the constructors’ championship table, only above the struggling Manor team.