McLaren Honda have confirmed that their new car, the MP-32 has passed the mandatory FIA crash tests ahead of the start of the 2017 Formula One season, the new means that the Woking based outfit the latest team to have their chassis approved for winter testing which gets under on February 27 in Barcelona.

McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier took to Twitter on Wednesday to confirm the news:

After a lot of hard work, I want to say thanks to those who helped us pass the ‘s crash tests. Now to get it painted…!

McLaren will once again have Fernando Alonso in the car in 2017 with the Spaniard joined by Stoffel Vandoorne following Jenson Button’s retirement from the sport at the end of last season.

The 2017 Formula One season kicks off in Australia on March 26.

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