After a stuttering non-start to testing, Honda maintain they will be ready when the 2015 pre-season testing begins in February
McLaren’s relationship with Honda began this past week with a two-day test at the Yas Marina circuit.
Swapping from Mercedes to Honda power, the team’s efforts where blighted by various electrical problems.
With test driver Stoffel Vandoorne limited to just five laps over the two days, there are some concerns about Honda’s preparations.
However, R&D senior managing officer Yasuhisa Arai is confident they will be ready when testing begins in earnest.
“In short, this was a tricky day,” he said.
“We encountered system start-up and data communication issues that prevented us from running as we’d planned.
“However, actually conducting testing at the track enabled us to understand the complexity of the system at a deeper level.
“We now know what is necessary to further develop the system, and we’ll work together with McLaren to be ready for the next test - at Jerez in February.”