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McLaren to run Honda Interim Car at Silverstone on Friday

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McLaren to run Honda Interim Car at Silverstone on Friday
Nov 13, 2014, 2:25 PM

Honda's return to F1 in 2015 moves another step closer at Silverstone tomorrow when McLaren run the Japanese manufacturer's new power unit on trac...

Honda's return to F1 in 2015 moves another step closer at Silverstone tomorrow when McLaren run the Japanese manufacturer's new power unit on track for the first time.

The interim car, designated the MP4 29H, will be run as part of the team's allocation of 'film days' using Pirelli's demonstration rubber.

Team test driver Oliver Turvey will be behind the wheel for the restricted mileage session which will serve as useful preparation for the Honda engine's appearance at the post season Abu Dhabi test session.

The news of the session was revealed in a tweet from the team this morning.

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McLaren boss Eric Boullier says that running the MP4 29H will speed up development of the team's  2015 challenger.

"To make sure that we are ready at the launch of the new cars in 2015 we've decided to build a development car, as Honda needs to check all the multiple systems," he told F1.com recently.

"We also need to check the IT link between track and Woking and between track and Japan. So as not to have too much focus on these things too much in the test season, we've decided to run a development car programme.

 

 
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