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McLaren denies Dennis to challenge new FIA rule

  • Published on 08 May 2016 09:55
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  • By: Danny Sosef

McLaren has played down reports team supremo Ron Dennis is furious about a new engine rule in formula one. We reported this week that Dennis vowed to sue the FIA if it enforces the new regulation where manufacturers may be compelled to supply customer engines.

"You will never get an engine from Honda," Dennis, indicating his intention to enforce a contractual veto in McLaren's Honda deal, is quoted as having told Red Bull boss Christian Horner at a recent strategy group meeting.

"Rather, I would sue the FIA over the new rule," Dennis reportedly said, according to Auto Motor und Sport.

It has also been rumoured that while Honda may be prepared to begin supplying customers next year, Dennis wants McLaren's deal to remain exclusive.

A McLaren spokesman told us: "We have been and remain part of a healthy debate around the issues of power unit convergence and sport stability.

"As we are still in dialogue it would be unhelpful to that ongoing debate to focus on areas in which agreement has not yet been achieved, and to express those differences of approach in the media.

"Specifically, however, we confirm that we are absolutely supportive of Honda, and supported by Honda, in all such discussions," he added.

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  • khasmir

    Posts: 893

    Ron is going haywire again, someone put a leash on him.

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    • May 9 2016 - 00:50
  • Vet5

    Posts: 225

    I don't agree with these rules either as I feel they are very unfair. If RB decide they want a merc engine they will still refuse it as would Ferrari. If you read the nitty gritty detail it is still up to the manufacturer who they supply the engines to. I lost a lot of respect for Mercedes last year after refusing to supply RB and then afterwards supply Manor. (Obviously they basically turned Manor into a Mercedes feeder team and ofcourse RB made the mistake of going public against Renault)

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    • May 9 2016 - 09:36
    • Hepp

      Posts: 200

      I'd like to see STR make a deal with Honda, rebrand the engine to a watch-maker name, which would force RBR to stay put.

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      • May 9 2016 - 12:57

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