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Posted on Thursday, December 4, 2014

McLaren delays decision on driver line-up

Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen must wait longer to find out about their Formula 1 futures after no decision was taken on the team's 2015 driver line-up during a McLaren board meeting in Woking on Thursday. While Button and Magnussen conducted a sponsor event in Edinburgh, senior McLaren figures met at the team's headquarters amid widespread speculation that they would decide who should partner Fernando Alonso in 2015 - though an announcement on the Spaniard's return has not yet been made. But the board meeting […]

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Magnussen: Early contact damaged car

Kevin Magnussen believes that his chances of securing a good result at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix were hindered by an opening lap clash with Adrian Sutil. Magnussen slipped back at the start and collided with the German exiting the Turn 7 hairpin, causing some damage to the front of his McLaren. "That was a difficult race," he said. "I had quite a bit of contact with Adrian on the first lap – and, after that, the front of the car never felt quite right, […]

Posted on Sunday, November 9, 2014

Button feels pit stop error hurt podium chance

Jenson Button believes that a communication error with his McLaren team over the timing of their final stop potentially cost him a chance of finishing on the podium at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Button ended the race in fourth but had been trailing Williams's Felipe Massa for much of the event and felt that a miscommunication hurt his challenge. "Judging the race was so tricky today. I pushed really hard on my first stint on the Prime [tyres] so as to maintain the gap to […]

Posted on Saturday, November 8, 2014

Button aiming to put pressure on Ferrari

Jenson Button is hopeful that McLaren can achieve a strong result in the Brazilian Grand Prix in order to put pressure on Ferrari in the battle for fourth in the Constructors' Championship. McLaren is 49 points behind their rivals with two rounds remaining but the Brit, who will start the race from fifth place, is hoping that the squad can bag a haul of points to exert pressure on Ferrari. "It’s a massive gap to Ferrari but you’ve got to be ambitious and have targets […]

Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014

Button could reject any McLaren deal

Jenson Button says he may not accept a new McLaren deal, should the Woking-based team opt to retain him for 2015. Button's contract expires at the end of the current campaign and his future remains uncertain, with rookie Kevin Magnussen and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso also in contention for the two drives with the team. "I don't know," Button said when asked if he would accept a new deal. "Well, it's been going on for three months now, hasn't it? Initially it was like 'OK, what's […]

Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

'Unique' Interlagos tricky to master - Button

Jenson Button says that the demands of the Interlagos Circuit - the venue for this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix - make the track tricky to master as he approaches the penultimate round of the season. Button claimed his world title at the track in 2009 and took his most recent Formula 1 win at Interlagos back in 2012. "It’s a tricky circuit to get right but that makes it all the more exciting," said Button, who remains out of contract for 2015. "There’s more opportunities […]

Posted on Sunday, November 2, 2014

Magnussen: Not much left in the car

Kevin Magnussen believes he extracted the maximum from the McLaren MP4-29 after finishing in eighth place in the United States Grand Prix. Magnussen, racing at the Circuit of the Americas for the first time, stopped on the opening lap and made just one more pit stop for fresh tyres and preserved his rubber to collect four points. "Eighth position isn’t a fantastic result, but I honestly don’t think we could have got much more out of the car this afternoon," he said. "It’s a shame […]

Posted on Saturday, November 1, 2014

Button hoping to exploit strategy

Jenson Button says he will have to exploit his strategy if he is to make progress during the United States Grand Prix on Sunday. Button qualified in seventh position but will drop to 12th due to an unscheduled gearbox change. "It was so close between Kevin [Magnussen] and myself on every run this afternoon," he said. "My fastest lap wasn’t amazing – it’s quite difficult to string a lap together around here, because you struggle with the inconsistencies caused by moderate grip, high winds and […]

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014

Button set for Austin gearbox penalty

Jenson Button is set to take a grid penalty into this weekend's United States Grand Prix due to an unscheduled gearbox change. Button, whose McLaren future remains unclear, finished fourth at the recent Russian Grand Prix but the squad has revealed that the Brit's gearbox needs changing. Under Formula 1 regulations, drivers must use their gearbox for six consecutive events and will sustain a penalty if they do not. "Jenson has just confirmed that he'll get a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Button: McLaren pace is improving

Jenson Button says that McLaren's pace is improving as the 2014 season reaches its final stages, although warned that the squad is unlikely to be as competitive in America as it was in Russia. Button collected fourth place at Sochi while team-mate Kevin Magnussen was fifth, ensuring that the Woking-based team opened up a 20 point advantage over Force India in the scrap for fifth in the Constructors' Championship. "Although this is only our third grand prix in Austin, it feels like we’ve been going […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Boullier: McLaren still assessing driver situation

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that the squad is still evaluating its driver options for the 2015 season and beyond. McLaren's line-up for 2015 remains uncertain, with current drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen in contention for the seats, while Fernando Alonso continues to be linked to the team. Boullier says that McLaren hasn't ruled out signing 'two big names' for the upcoming campaign. "I always said that we are working on the strategy for the coming years - plural - which means we […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

'No decision' yet on McLaren-Honda line-up

Honda's head of motorsport Yasuhisa Arai has insisted that no decision has been made with regards to McLaren's driver line-up for the 2015 campaign. Honda will return to Formula 1 in 2015 as McLaren's engine supplier and the team has yet to confirm its driver pairing for next season. Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen currently race for the team, but persistent rumours suggest that Honda wants to make a marquee signing ahead of its Formula 1 return. But Arai insists that Honda, which revealed an […]