The McLaren Honda Formula One Team have stated that they believe it will be the end of next season before they are back to full strength according to Racing Director Eric Boullier.
Speaking to the New York Times Boullier said he believes that his team who renewed their partnership with Honda ahead of this season will be competitive towards the end of this year but the Frenchman also revealed that the team are of course a year and a half behind their rivals as Honda elected to return to Formula One a year after the new regulations came into the sport.
Boullier confirmed that the Woking based outfit and Honda’s project is extremely ambitious but they that this will take time to materialise as the McLaren F1 Team is just one part of the wider McLaren Technology Group with also comprises of McLaren Applied Technologies and McLaren Automotive which is where they transfer their Formula One technology to road car production and other projects.
The team have a major upgrade package coming for the next race, the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, the opening race of the European leg of the Formula One season which includes an upgraded power unit from Honda.
The team will be hoping that these new developments will help to move them up the order after struggling in the opening races of the season.
© Ben Johnston 2015