New McLaren passes mandatory F1 crash tests

McLaren has become the latest Formula 1 team to get its 2016 car homologated after passing all the mandatory crash tests.

The new Honda-powered MP4-31 is now ready to hit the track.

The new car will be officially launched online on February 21, the day before the start of pre-season testing at Barcelona.

McLaren's new car will be raced by Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button again, and the team will be hoping it lifts its fortunes following a dismal 2015 season, where it finished in ninth place in the standings.

The team is hopeful that tweaks being planned to the Honda engine will deliver a decent step forward in performance compared to last year.

Williams has confirmed it has also passed the crash tests, leaving Red Bull as the only team yet to reveal if its car has been homologated.

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