Honda is “100% committed” to its future in Formula One, and believes the engine manufacturer needs to work with McLaren as “one team”. The comments follow reports that McLaren has been in discussions with Mercedes about switching engine suppliers, and Fernando Alonso’s comments after a frustrating pre-season testing. Honda, though, has no intention of re-evaluating its partnership with McLaren. “Of course the situation we find ourselves in is not what we hoped for when we returned to Formula One, but we are still 100% committed to our future in the sport and our relationship with McLaren,” Honda’s F1 chief Yusuke Hasegawa told motorsport.com. “We believe in this partnership, as does McLaren, and in order to move forward it is important for us to work as one team, and overcome this situation together. “The priority is to maintain honest and open communication, and to continue strengthening all relationships between Honda and McLaren despite the difficulties we are facing. “This is not a short-term project for us.” Honda is confident they have fixed the reliability problems that plagued the team in testing. They are continuing with plans to improve drivability and extract more power from the engine before the Australian GP. For more Formula One news and discussions head over to the RaceDepartment Formula One sub forum and join in with your fellow community members. How far do you think Honda will have improved by the Australian GP? Do you really think McLaren is committed to the McLaren Honda project? Let us know in the comments below!