Clearly the issues facing the Woking F1 team in 2015 have been predominantly engine related. To bring some perspective to this mater, here is a summary of the average ‘mileage’ per engine for each F1 manufacturer.
Mercedes leads the way with 2,779km per ICE whilst Honda is at the bottom of the pile with just 1,029km per ICE.
Ferrari have accumulated 2,114km per engine whilst Renault have a mere 1,276km for each of the ICE’s.
Yet McLaren are pushing on with the car and will deliver a ‘B’ verison of their MP4-30 at the upcoming Austrian GP. A new floor, wings and associated aero bodywork is expected to appear together with a new ‘short’ style nose, similar to that of Red Bull.
Last night, the latest news from McLaren was revealed on twitter: “News from MTC: We can confirm that the new MP4-30 nose box has passed the FIA crash test and will be available to use from the Austrian GP.”
TJ13 has learned that Honda are also expected to be bringing some “refinements” to their power unit for the race at the Red Bull Ring, which will improve both reliability and performance.
The word at present is, McLaren-Honda expect their two cars to finish and both within the top ten.