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No imminent announcement for McLaren

Many people in the paddock and journalists around Formula One had pondered if McLaren would announce their 2015 driver line-up in Japan.

With the teams switch from Mercedes to Honda power for next season, an announcement in Suzuka, a track owned by Honda would be the perfect destination for such an announcement.

However the future of 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button will have to remain up in the air for just that bit longer.

“Absolutely not, there are no plans to announce anything yet.” McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier told Sky Sports.

But when asked if McLaren had made their decision on their 2015 driver line-up and who was the one making the decision he said: “More or less yes. More or less it is open and more or less it is decided. Please don’t twist my arm,”

“It is Ron [Dennis] and me. But Ron has the final say as he is owner and chairman of the company, To be very protocol orientated, the board has the last call.

“To be honest I think Ron and I have been quite transparent and open together. We have our view, we may have some different preferences in timing, but we are okay on what we expect, what we want, where we want to go and it is working okay.”


It is believed that McLaren could end up with an unchanged driver line-up in 2015 with both Button and Kevin Magnussen kept on for another season.

However according to reports McLaren have also been holding talks with the likes of Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel regarding potential future drives, but those talks are thought to be driver options for 2016 and beyond.








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Date:Wednesday September 24 2014

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