Boullier keen on 2017 changes

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Eric Boullier says McLaren would welcome regulation changes in 2017 because the team will be fully prepared to exploit them compared to this season.

Honda’s arrival has been hailed as McLaren’s best opportunity to beat Mercedes having previously been a customer of the 2014 constructors’ champions. However, so far McLaren has struggled due to reliability issues and the team has failed to score a point in the opening four rounds of the season.

With Toto Wolff saying the sport could be set for “a spectacular new formula in 2017", McLaren racing director Boullier says a change in regulations would be seen as an opportunity for his team.

“I’m trying to make my car fast, he has some time to do politics and make some jokes,” Boullier said when informed of Wolff’s comments. “Any changes we support, because we are ready and especially in two years we would be more than ready to fight.”

Honda is the only engine manufacturer at present which was not competing in F1 at the start of the current regulations, with Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault all developing their power units for the start of the 2014 season.

Click here for a look at the radical Honda power unit design

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