F1: Development McLaren-Honda car could be run at Abu Dhabi

The end of the 2014 Formula 1 season is just around the corner, and McLaren is believed to be ready to run a development McLaren-Honda car in Abu Dhabi.

Two test days are also scheduled for November 25 and 26 at Abu Dhabi after the final Grand Prix of the year.

McLaren and Honda engineers have confirmed that they were thinking about running a development car made of an MP4-29 chassis mated to a Honda V6 power unit.

“We are still taking about it. We have to take a decision about now”, McLaren's director of racing, Eric Boullier, told Auto123.com.

“We have two groups of engineers working in two different projects. One is working on the 2015 car, and the other is working on the development car. This car is designed to validate the processes for Honda, which is something fairly major,” Boullier explained.

Sky Sports F1 reveals Monday that not only are McLaren is preparing to run the car in Friday's practice sessions at Abu Dhabi next week, but they will also be trialling new aerodynamic designs as they try to steal a march on their rivals ahead of next year's campaign.


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