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McLaren and Honda split, with Toro Rosso Renault engine switch // Expected power unit shuffles are completed

Published by Christine Blachford

McLaren and Honda split, with Toro Rosso Renault engine switch
Credit: McLaren Honda
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It's been in the works for a while but McLaren and Honda have finally confirmed they will not be continuing with their partnership after the end of this year. It was promised to be a big technical partnership between the two but has been nothing but disappointment for everyone involved. So, clean break, McLaren are now going to be using Renault engines from 2018 onwards.

Meanwhile, Honda didn't have any plans to leave the sport, and so the current Renault-powered team Toro Rosso will be switching to the Japanese manufacturer for their engines also from 2018. This will be the team's third engine supplier in three years, having run Ferrari power in 2016, Renault engines this year, and now the scheduled Honda partnership in 2018.

Honda say: "We will work as one team to strive for progress and a successful future together. We appreciate the support of our fans as we begin this challenge."