McLaren Roasts Honda In New Hilarious Ad

McLaren has some fun with their divorce from Honda

3y ago

Last month it was announced that McLaren would be ending their partnership with Honda after three years. Instead, McLaren would be partnering up with Renault for a three year deal. At the time, it was unknown whether or not Fernando Alonso would remain with McLaren.

Alonso had stated that he would remain if there was a competitive engine, but also expressed interest in shopping himself around:

"There are options everywhere and they are all very good... You just need to be patient and wait a couple of weeks.”

Well, it has been a couple of weeks, and yesterday it was announced that Alonso has extended his contract for the 2018 season, with no details on the length of the contract.

In celebration, McLaren tweeted out this video with the various members of the company learning Spanish and quotes like "Where is the contract?" and "My engine is good." The ad finishes up with an appearance by Alonso himself saying "See you next year."


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Comments (15)

  • This just makes me want Toro Rosso - Honda to win next year.

      3 years ago
  • How many seppukus in Honda headquarters for this alone?

      3 years ago
  • This was a clever ad. Like Alonzo or not, it was good for a laugh.

      3 years ago
  • Yeah, probably not the best thing to do — but after three pointless, costly and painful years of being promised something from Honda that never materialized, seriously, can you blame them?! Besides, I find it amusing how the narrative has suddenly flipped: gallons of digital ink spent gleefully pontificating on the McLaren-Honda trainwreck and laughing at the Honda=no power punchline for the last several years has suddenly given way to a heretofore non-existent defense of Honda’s efforts. Seriously?!

      3 years ago
  • Another engine-related DNF for Alonso. Zero points. If you’re a sponsor, this isn’t what you want your brand associated with. So, how again is this engine MGU-H flop McLaren’s fault again? IMO they have every right to take as many pokes at Honda as they want.

      3 years ago