McLaren, Fernando Alonso, you and I all have one thing in common: we are all suffering as a result of Honda's Formula 1 engine woes.

Testing has showed that McLaren's 2017 Honda powertrain is underpowered and unreliable, meaning its drivers – two-time champion Alonso and rookie Stoffel Vandoorne – are pretty much already out of the running before the season has begun.

The saddest thing is that we’re being denied the chance to see Alonso battle wheel to wheel with Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen, to name a few, and that ultimately means F1 is less interesting overall.