McLaren unveils Honda-powered MP4-30

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McLaren has unveiled its new Honda-powered MP4-30 Formula 1 car.

The team released images of the car online on Thursday, aheads of its debut run at Jerez on Sunday.

Honda returns to Formula 1 after an absence of six years, while it last powered McLaren in 1992.

After two winless years, McLaren is bidding to return to the front of the grid in 2015.

“Although our renewed alliance began again many months ago, the launch of the McLaren-Honda MP4-30 marks the start of a lengthy journey,” said McLaren CEO Ron Dennis.

“We’ve come a long way already and, although there’s a lot of work to do before we can expect to repeat the level of success we enjoyed together 25-or-so years ago, it’s already clear that there’s enormous synergy and potential in our partnership.

“I’m positive that, together, we’ll get to where we want to be: winning Grands Prix and eventually World Championships as McLaren-Honda.”

The MP4-30 features a black and silver livery, with red trim, as well as a new low nose.

Fernando Alonso rejoins the team he last raced for in 2007, while Jenson Button has been retained for a sixth season.

Alonso will debut the MP4-30 during the opening pre-season test at Jerez on Sunday.

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This article first appeared on Richland F1 – Images courtesy of McLaren

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