The partnership between the McLaren Formula 1 team and Honda is nearing its end. At least that is what the English newspaper Daily Mail assured, which reported that before August the contract that unites them will be broken. The reason is simple: the lack of performance of the Japanese power units that put at risk the continuity of the Spanish Fernando Alonso in the Woking team.
"It is difficult to find words to describe our disappointment, frustration and sadness," said Frenchman Eric Boullier, head of the British team that this year suffered the failure of ten drivers in seven dates.
The termination of the contract would imply McLaren losing the 90 million euros that Honda contributes to pay for research tasks and various salaries, including that of Alonso himself (estimated at just over 28 million euros).
But in Woking they would already have a way to solve these problems. The issue of Alonso's salary would be solved by Mansour Ojjeh himself, the Saudi who is one of the majority partners of the team. While Mercedes-Benz would be the new engine supplier, after payment of 12 million euros.