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Eric Boullier says he wants to see a greater level of ‘dictatorship’ in Formula 1 in order to establish the sport’s future direction.
McLaren-Honda racing director Eric Boullier has echoed the views of Red Bull counterpart Christian Horner by urging greater ‘dictatorship’ from those in power in an effort to forge a future for Formula 1.
Formula 1 team bosses say they’re excited for the 2017 revised regulations proposed which will take the sport ‘back to its roots’
“Honda has the energy, the commitment and the resources and they will do it. Definitely, we trust them 100 per cent like they trust us”
Eric Boullier believes the change in the regulations for 2017 will coincide nicely with the development of the McLaren-Honda project. Eric Boullier considers the mooted change in regulations for 2017 to be a chance for McLaren-Honda to get back on terms with its rivals, saying its current concept will have ‘matured’ enough to deliver by then.
Before departing Abu Dhabi, boss Eric Boullier told Spanish television Movistar the British team has “no reason to panic”.
However, it has been a disastrous two test days at the Yas Marina circuit for McLaren. It had brought an interim 2014 car to the post-race test fitted with the brand new Honda ‘power unit’, as the partners prepare for the beginning of their works collaboration in 2015.
Ron Dennis has played down suggestions Honda’s 2015 engine programme is running behind schedule.
McLaren’s new front wing bears a striking resemblance to the one fitted to the 2014 Red Bull.
In the last race before the British team switches to Honda power, it was fitted to Kevin Magnussen’s MP4-29 during Friday practice in Abu Dhabi. The Danish driver said the new wing is a “very different philosophy” for McLaren.