Why Honda is still up against it

Why Honda is still up against it

McLaren may have scored its first point of the year in Bahrain, but it and power unit supplier Honda know there is much more work to do. BEN ANDERSON looks at the biggest challenge Honda still faces

Two races down and already McLaren-Honda has a point to show for its efforts in Formula 1 this season. That's a point more than it managed across the first five races of last year. But for Jenson Button's retirement in Bahrain it might have scored more.

The MP4-31 is close to being a regular top-10 contender on pure pace, rather than back-of-the-midfield fodder like last year's MP4-30. Undoubtedly this is a big improvement on 2015.

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