and in all honesty.. McLaren gave up a good Mercedes engine partnership in favour of a Honda works deal. Only to then ditch the deal and use a customer partnership with Renault. Some would say, they probably prefer the Mercedes Engine at this point but that wont happen
Weather in Hungary for the weekend looks bone dry and hot. The circuit is not power sensitive so you'd expect Honda to be right up there again. Lets see what Max and RBR can do. Of course they are no match for Ferrari/Mercedes Engines at the moment at Spa or Monza, but if SIlverstone is any indication, they would be at the top end for sure. Honda have seem to develop a reliable PU which is helping RBR pick up podiums and wins when they have the chance to do so and that is the important bit. Reliability. Looking at Renault's reliability problems this year, would any fancy RBR picking up so many points this season? I do miss the odd jibe from Marco and Christian about the renault power unit.
Personally i am glad Honda have come around, whether its McLaren or RBR that uses their PU is irrelevant now. I do not know the intricacies of the Honda deal with RBR/TR, but i presume Honda would be happy to supply more teams in the future if they have the capacity to do so. Stick it in the Williams for instance. good data from 3 teams and that can only mean a steeper development curve to get to the top of the pile. Williams can save a bit of money too. Why pay for an expensive Mercedes PU only to be running at the back of the grid?
That was a perfectly logical route to take. They enticed another heavy duty manufacturer into the F1 fray -check.✔ A manufacturer that paid them hard cash to use their engines -check ✔.A manufacturer with previous pedigree - check.✔..What is there not to like or get excited about?