Honda ‘spending what it takes’ to resolve issues

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McLaren boss Zak Brown has said Honda are doing all
they can to try and ensure that the team are competitive at the
Australian Grand Prix and beyond.

Two double breakdowns on the final days of Winter Testing only
added to McLaren’s misery in Barcelona, with Fernando Alonso
and Stoffel Vandoorne massively restricted throughout the eight
days at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Since then, there has been plenty of rumours circulating that
McLaren have been exploring the possibility of returning to
Mercedes as their engine supplier, but Brown insists Honda are
committed to using their resources to fix the long-standing

“Our communications are with Honda and we’re trying to figure
out with Honda what’s the best long-term strategy but also we
need some short-term results,” Brown told RACER.

“So I’m going to keep our solutions that we’re working on with
Honda to ourselves.

“We need to fix our situation quickly, so we’re looking at all
the different ways to do that.

“We have other partners who are expecting results, so we need
to take care of our Honda partnership but we also need to take
care of our Chandons, NTTs, Johnnie Walkers and SAPs of the
world. They want some results.

“We’ve got a long history with Honda, they’re spending what it
takes, they’re committed, so they’re the right partner. We’ve
just got a technical glitch that we need to work through very,
very quickly.”

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