Now getting back to the thread in hand, and there's strong rumours floating around that Mclaren are set to ditch the Power of Nightmares after this season and revert back to Mercedes. It's a massive shame the whole Honda situation didn't work out, it's been one of the biggest flops in the history of the sport.
Short term, Mclaren will be much more competitive, but in the long run, they're still going to need to find another route to win World Championships again I feel. They've given up a lot of money Honda provided, money they don't have as much of as they did 5 years ago.
I mean even before Honda, they had very average seasons in 2013 and 2014. Still, the move maybe enough to convince Alonso to stay onboard.