Date: 2nd April 2017 at 6:18pm
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McLaren may well be on the brink of hoping to dump Honda, but the Japanese manufacturer could well be set to take on a second team.

All three main manufacturers in Formula One, Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault all supply power-units to customer teams.

But Honda have so far only supplied McLaren.

With only one team to work with, there are limited chances to develop their power-unit. The best example has to be Renault, as they are only benefiting from their partnership with Red Bull Racing.

So Honda want to supply a second team and that team, from 2018 could be Sauber.

According to The Sun, a deal could well have already been agreed as ‘Honda are poised to announce a deal with Formula One team Sauber about supplying them engines for next season.’

The report added: ‘The cash-strapped Swiss team currently use 2016 Ferrari engines at a discounted rate but would receive Honda?s latest equipment as part of the proposed deal for 2018.’