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Assessing Where McLaren-Honda Stand After 2015 F1 Pre-Season Test at Jerez

"The Power of Dreams" came close to producing the stuff of nightmares last week as a McLaren-Honda Formula One car returned to the track for the first time in 22 years. The long-awaited renewal of a chassis-engine partnership which delivered one of the truly wondrous periods in F1 history—four constructors' and drivers' titles shared between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in the late 1980s and early '90s—almost brought with it an anticlimax. In four days of testing at the Jerez circuit, the McLaren MP4-30 completed a measly 79 laps and was the only car which failed to pass the 100-lap mark at the Spanish track. If the mileage was unsatisfactory, the pace of the new McLaren was nearly disastrous. The MP4-30, despite being handled ...

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