Was McLaren-Honda's first test a disaster?

Was McLaren-Honda's first test a disaster?

Only three laps across two days and a jobs list barely touched - the revived McLaren-Honda alliance had a tough start in Abu Dhabi. BEN ANDERSON analyses whether things are really as bad as they seem

Troubled. Difficult. Disastrous. On the face of it, if you'd asked somebody to describe the first proper test of the new McLaren-Honda Formula 1 partnership in Abu Dhabi this week in one word, they'd probably use one of those three adjectives.

The MP4-29H, which broke cover at a Silverstone filming day earlier this month, was beset by electrical problems that severely limited its running during post-season F1 testing at the Yas Marina circuit on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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