Post by Bobster Post by geoff
Says Alonso. "Risking" ?!!!!
Depends on how much of a sales tool you think high profile motorsport is. Subaru's bottom of grid adventures (admittedly with less brouhaha than the McLaren tie up) didn't seem to do them much harm. Porsche had an embarrassing early 90s return and also seemed to get out with reputation largely unscathed. Peugeot were winners at Le Mans but a flop in F1, but did the brand suffer?
I sometimes question the tie between the two. It's thought that success in F1 drives things in the real world, but sometimes I wonder. There are companies that left F1 or were never there that have produced very good, high tech road cars.
It's not the Honda engine per-se that is a massive problem. It's the fact
that it's in a Maclaren, and Maclaren is synonymous with success among the
top teams of F1.
If that Honda were in a Haas there would be no fuss made at all, and there
would be talk of Honda's reputation whatsoever.
Maclaren need to dump Honda.
I find it odd that Ron Dennis was made to fall on his sword, ostensibly
because of the shocking performance of the car with a Honda PU, yet
they continue with Honda. If I were Ron Dennis, I'd want my bloody job
"Hey, you fired me because of the poor performance of the Honda engine,
but you're still using it. See you in court, bitches."