Romain Grosjean has tipped McLaren to have a strong year in Formula 1 after dumping Honda power.The Ferrari-powered Haas driver said the works team of McLaren's new engine supplier - Renault - has "developed the project well and is already in front of us." And so the Frenchman expects McLaren to be strong with Renault power in 2018.
McLaren have had a woeful few years as of late, scoring only two podiums since their last win at the end of the 2012 season, both at the 2014 Australian Grand Prix. Things have only gotten worse for the Woking outfit since the move to Honda engines for the 2015 season, managing only 133 points in three seasons, which is less than their last season with Mercedes power.
Grosjean however expects big things from Mclaren, saying: "McLaren will be very strong, they have huge resources and probably the biggest structure in formula one, the Renault is a respectable engine -- they've had reliability problems but in terms of power they are there now. The bigger question is about Williams, Force India, us and Toro Rosso with their new power unit. I think McLaren will be there with Red Bull, then there will be Renault."