McLaren to get Honda engine upgrade for Spa, post-summer break

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McLaren Honda finally bagged its first double points result of 2015 at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Now, the team will have what should be an improved power unit for the subsequent races in the second half of the Formula 1 season, starting with the Belgian Grand Prix later this month.

Honda has confirmed a new spec to come on board to help improve power available to McLaren. They’ll use some of their available engine development tokens to do so.

“I am confident that our reliability problems are now behind us which means we can turn our attention to increasing power,” Honda boss Yasuhisa Arai said, via Autosport and other media outlets. “After the summer shutdown our plan is to apply a new-spec engine using some of our remaining seven tokens.

“The most important area for us to concentrate on is the combustion.

“Current regulations require high efficiency of the combustion so we want to change the characteristic with the chamber design and intake and exhaust system layout.”