Cape Town - McLaren's expected divorce from Honda will be confirmed this
weekend in Singapore as the "dominoes" begin to fall.
Last weekend it was reported that McLaren were set to drop
Honda in favour of Renault with the latter ending their partnership with Toro
Rosso, who would in turn sign with Honda.
The engine deals would trigger a series of driver deals with
Fernando Alonso re-signing with McLaren, Carlos Sainz joining Renault, and
Jolyon Palmer out of F1.
It is, as Zak Brown put it, a domino effect.
"I think once the main domino falls, everything else
will fall into place," the McLaren chief explained at the Italian GP.
Sainz's move could, according to RACER, to be the first of
the announcements, coming as early as Thursday.
The publication states that Renault will confirm his signing
not only for next season but for this year's Malaysian GP onward with Sainz
swapping teams next week.
The move will bring an end to Palmer's F1 career with Pierre
Gasly taking the Spaniard's seat at Toro Rosso for the remainder of this
That first domino will lead to the next falling, the engine
Several sources claim that McLaren will confirmed the
much-awaited Renault engine deal, which is a three-year contract that will see
them handed engine parity with the works team and Red Bull Racing, while Toro
Rosso and Honda will announce their new partnership.
And all that will see Alonso re-sign with McLaren in a £20
million per year contract.