Why Honda progress isn't enough

Why Honda progress isn't enough

McLaren-Honda is clearly in much better shape than it was 12 months ago, but in F1 you have to make gains faster than your rivals or you're still falling behind. BEN ANDERSON explains

The contrast between the start McLaren-Honda has made to the 2016 Formula 1 season and last year's woeful pre-season efforts at Jerez couldn't be starker.

Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button competed 12 laps between them on the opening two days of testing in 2015, lapping more than 18 seconds off the pace at best.

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