Jul.12 (GMM) Ferrari has emerged as an unlikely option for McLaren, as rumours of a looming divorce with struggling works partner Honda persist.
In recent days, speculation the McLaren-Honda split will proceed has waned.
But Italy’s authoritative La Gazzetta dello Sport now claims Ferrari – once McLaren’s arch title nemesis – has received an “exploratory enquiry” from the British team about the possibility of an engine deal.
“It is a dramatic and unpredictable scenario that years ago would have been unimaginable,” the sports newspaper said.
13/06/2017 ‘No information’ about Honda upgrade – Alonso Jun.13 (GMM) Rumours are growing by the day that the works McLaren-Honda partnership is now definitely doomed.
It seems the final straw for the British team was Montreal, where Honda […]
25/05/2017 Cesare Fiorio ‘improving’ after cycling crash May 25 (GMM) Former Ferrari boss Cesare Fiorio is showing signs of improvement after a recent cycling crash.
Three weeks ago, we reported that the 78-year-old fell whilst cycling in […]
24/05/2017 Boullier not ruling out McLaren-Honda ‘divorce’ May 24 (GMM) Eric Boullier is not ruling out that McLaren could split with Honda.
McLaren linked up with the Japanese carmaker three years ago, but is still struggling for performance […]
21/07/2015 Allison vows to ‘finish my work’ at Ferrari Jul.21 (GMM) James Allison has hit back at rumours he might be the victim of Ferrari's new slump. Last week, as the Italian press analysed the apparent dip in Ferrari's 2015 resurgence, […]
21/06/2017 McLaren deal not Mercedes ‘priority’ – Wolff Jun.21 (GMM) Toto Wolff is still reluctant to talk about the possibility of Mercedes supplying customer engines to McLaren next year.
It is now very possible that McLaren and its hapless […]
26/06/2017 McLaren could take Honda ‘break’ – Boullier Jun.26 (GMM) McLaren's team boss has admitted the British team could take a break from being powered by Honda engines in F1.
Up and down the paddock, most insiders expect that a full […]
27/06/2016 Honda still open to supplying second team Jun.27 (GMM) Honda is still open to supplying engines to a customer F1 team.
That is the claim of the Japanese marque's F1 chief Yusuke Hasegawa, even though Ron Dennis has been […]
30/07/2016 McLaren’s Alonso says Allison ‘outstanding’ Jul.30 (GMM) Fernando Alonso has described Ferrari's departed technical chief James Allison as "outstanding".
The timing of the Spaniard's comments are interesting, given speculation […]
03/01/2017 Ferrari to crack 1000hp in 2017 – report Jan.3 (GMM) Ferrari will crack the 1000 horse power barrier with its 2017 engine, according to a report in Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The sports newspaper also speculated that the […]
25/06/2017 McLaren engine deal deadline looming – Wolff Jun.25 (GMM) Toto Wolff says Mercedes needs to know if McLaren needs a customer engine supply for 2018 sometime "after the summer break".
Although Honda made a step forward in Baku, it […]