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McLaren’s ongoing engine battle with Honda is set to see both Stoffel Vandoorne and Fernando Alonso start at the back of the grid in Baku.
Although McLaren are reportedly close to divorcing Honda, Stoffel Vandoorne has refused to weigh in on the engine debate.
Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne will both go into this weekend’s Azerbaijan facing grid penalties with new MGU-Hs fitted in their cars.
Fernando Alonso’s career path has been called into question since his return to McLaren, however, it seems he made an even bigger mistake when he turned down Brawn GP for 2009.
Honda’s F1 chief Yusuke Hasegawa has said that “nobody” within the organisation is thinking about removing him from his position.