McLaren-Honda's woeful reunion

McLaren-Honda's woeful reunion

Things couldn't have gone much worse for McLaren and Honda in 2015. BEN ANDERSON looks at where the partnership fell short, and what is on the horizon for next year

This was unquestionably a terrible season for McLaren. For a team of its status, resources and technical might - and given the fact it possesses two world champion drivers - to finish ninth in the world championship was a woeful underachievement.

McLaren knew it would be in for a tough time this year, the first in its renewed works engine partnership with Honda, but it still reckoned improvement would come fast enough to at least match its fifth-place finish in the 2014 constructors' standings.

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