McLaren has confirmed that it will reveal its 2015 McLaren-Honda Formula One car on January 29. The new racer will mark the return of Honda to Formula One as an engine supplier as well as McLaren’s shift away from Mercedes-Benz power.
Understandably, specific details about the upcoming McLaren-Honda F1 car remain unknown but the Honda powerplant will have to be finalised by February 28 while the other engine suppliers will be able to continue develop their engines throughout the 2015 season. The car will reportedly be dubbed the MP4-29H.
During the 1980’s, Honda and McLaren partnered for the first time and went on to create some of the most iconic Formula One racing cars ever including Ayrton Senna’s McLaren-Honda MP4/4 which won 15 of the 16 grands prix in the 1988 season.
From a driver standpoint, 2009 World Champion Jenson Button will be joined by two-time F1 champ Fernando Alonso at the British squad. Kevin Magnussen will then act as the team’s reserve and test driver.
Note: 2014 McLaren F1 car pictured