Honda F1 website

JUNE 13, 2003

New McLaren delayed again?

McLaren will probably push back the debut of the new MP4-18 until the British Grand Prix on July 20. The team had been scheduled to run the cars at the Nurburgring in a fortnight but it could be later if the team is not satisfied with the reliability of the new car. No decision has yet been taken but if there is another delay it is logical not to try and bring the car in before the French GP as there is a serious rush between the European GP at the Nurburgring and the French GP at Magny-Cours a week later.

The new car appears to be fairly rapid but there are worries about reliability and about the supply of spare cars.