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Confirmed the carambola: McLaren breaks with Honda and joins Renault; Sainz, ceded to the French team

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Confirmed the carambola: McLaren breaks with Honda and joins Renault; Sainz, ceded to the French team

team british breaks with Honda and signed an agreement with company of French engines from 2018 and for next three seasons

Red Bull gives during a year to Spanish rider in French team, where he will replace Palmer and will partner with German Hulkenberg

Of well-known equation in Formula 1, just missing by disclosed officially future of Fernando Alonso. Orwise, it's advance before landing in Singapore: rupture of McLaren with Honda at end of year, his new marriage with Renault, assignment on part of Red Bull Carlos Sainz to French team, replacing british Palmer, and landing of Honda to Toro Rosso. A move that will be completed with decision of Alonso. We will have to wait still two weeks until next GP in Malaysia. [Program schedules and GP Singapore]

The battered marriage between McLaren and Honda will end after last race of year. From 2018, Renault will be engine of team uk for first time in more than a half-century history of Formula 1. An agreement for next three years (2018, 2019 and 2020) in seeking to recover lost place in dark triennium next to Honda, without slightest joy sports.

The biggest subidones in ir relationship were three-fifths posts Fernando Alonso (Hungary'15, and Monaco, and US'16), that it will still take a couple of weeks to announce ir intentions for future. And is that after a first difficult year, and almost of transition, union McLaren-Honda gave signs of improvement in second, but in this 2017 has become, to highlight major problems of reliability and team directed by Eric Boullier has only finished two grand prizes in points: in Azerbaijan with pilot asturian (ninth) and in Hungary with two (Alonso sixth and Stoffel Vandoorne tenth).

spaniard Carlos Sainz signing autographs in Singapore. EDGAR SUREUTERS

The break brings with it also assignment on part of Red Bull Carlos Sainz to team Renault, after three years as an official driver for Toro Rosso. The spaniard, 23, will be substitute of Jolyon Palmer in 2018 in team of diamond, where it is now more than a decade (2005 and 2006) Alonso won his two world titles. Sainz will partner with German Nico Hulkenberg. "We hope that Nico and Carlos are able to complement and combination will help us to be furr up track," said Cyril Abiteboul, director of team.

"to Be a pilot of a brand builder is an honor and I hope to return confidence of Renault with my best results on track," said rider from madrid. In his three seasons at Toro Rosso, has achieved 100 points in 53 major awards he has played with team energy, where he has shared a team with Verstappen, first, and n with Kvyat.

Honda, however, does not leave Formula 1, but that happens to be engine Toro Rosso, up to now powered by Renault. A step back from firm nippon, which has not shown its potential in three years that he has lived next to McLaren.


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