McLaren and Renault fire up 2017 engines

Renault engine

McLaren and Renault have teased their fans by releasing audio of their respective 2017 Formula 1 engines on Twitter.

McLaren posted the ‘music’ from the latest Honda engine which they hope will power Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne this season and which they hope will lift the team from a two year slump.

Renault used Valentine’s Day as an ‘excuse’ to unleash the sound of the latest version of their power unit, which they too hope will change the fortunes of their team. Renault power engines will be bolted onto the back of the Renaults to be driven by Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer.

Toro Rosso return to Renault power for 2017, while Red Bull will run a TAG Heuer badged version of the engine .

Testing begins on February 27 at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.