I/ The Japanese manufacturer has evolved the combustion chamber from its V6 as well as the electronic fuel injection system. Fernando Alonso should be the first to benefit of this evolution this weekend in Spain, his engine being the most tired. Jenson Button could also have the engine evolution . The increase in power is estimated to be approximately 15-20 horses, at high speed. This should allow the MP4-30 to win a few kilometres / hour top speed. In parallel, the heat exchanger will be reviewed and a new fuel produced by Exxon Mobil will be used. The next engine evolution is scheduled for the Austria or Britain GP .
II/ the podium still a target for 2015 for Yasuhisa Arai : "Day by day , we can see real progress. I am confident that our efforts will yield results .
I would say that we are on the way up the mountain now, although not yet at the top. The podium is our hope and aspiration for the remaining 15 races ."
III/ Fernando Alonso will this week reunite with the medical team that nursed him back to health after his winter testing crash.Spain’s El Mundo newspaper reports that the McLaren-Honda driver has invited members of the Hospital General de Catalunya out for dinner ahead of this weekend’s Spanish grand prix at the Barcelona circuit.
IV/ Finally, there are suggestions McLaren may tweak the livery of its MP4-30 car for the Spanish grand prix, removing silver and replacing it with grey or more of the team’s iconic ’rocket red’.