McLaren to get upgraded engine
After trouble-free weekend in China where both cars were able to finish the race and even to battle with Pastor Maldonado in Lotus. Honda will turn the power unit up and the next race in response according to racing director Eric Boullier:
“There was a major step in terms of the reliability package in China, so there is no issue. This is a good achevement and now we know we can power up the engine”.
Whilst refusing to set up any timescales, Boullier is confident the return in Europe will see a major step forward as Honda will introduce an upgraded engine alongside new aero parts.
“In Barcelona we have another specifications coming, we keep going and improving every race. The potential of the engine we know is quite high, they have been quite ambitious. We keep repeating it but if you want to beat Mercedes, you have to be better than them. So we know there is some potential in the engine, there will be a push for the European campaign and even on the car itself we have another strong aerodynamic package coming in Barcelona,” said Boullier.