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2014-11-14 08:40

HONDA-POWERED McLARENS: McLaren has started a new partnership with Honda for 2015 and is scheduled to test a new V6 turbo-hybrid F1 engine on November 14. Image: AP / Felipe Dana

ALAN BALDWIN

LONDON, England - Honda's new V6 turbo-hybrid Formula 1 engine will make its track debut at the Silverstone track in England on Friday (Nov 14) in a McLaren development car.

McLaren has started a new partnership with Honda for 2015.

The company announced on Twitter on Thursday (Nov 13) that it would "be parading the interim Honda-engined MP4-29H" at a filming day.

ABU DHABI TEST

The car, to be driven by British tester Oliver Turvey, is allowed to do only 100km under testing restrictions with demonstration tyres in what is effectively a shakedown to ensure everything works.

McLaren, in the final F1 season of a 20-year partnership with Mercedes, is expected to test the car properly for the first time in Abu Dhabi after the season-ending Formula 1 race on November 23.

McLaren has yet to confirm its drivers for 2015 though Fernando Alonso is expected to join from Ferrari to partner either Denmark's Kevin Magnussen or Britain's 2009 champion Jenson Button.

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