McLaren Honda’s Fernando Alonso believes that the team can challenge for podium finishes next season. It was announced on Thursday that the Spaniard will partner Jenson Button at the team in 2015, their first with a supply of Honda power units.
Alonso believes that despite it being the first year of the partnership, McLaren have a realistic possibility of challenging for podium finishes at the very least.
Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button make up the most experienced driver line up on the 2015 Formula One grid and this will be essential for Honda as they embark on the ‘exciting’ new partnership.
Alonso believes that that if the team have a good winter with the development of the new car and the Honda power unit, along with a little bit of luck they should be in a position to challenge for strong results in 2015.
© Ben Johnston 2014