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McLaren yet to decide as it considers Magnussen

  • Published on 07 Nov 2013 09:04
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
In light of conflicting reports about its 2014 driver lineup, McLaren insists it is yet to decide who Jenson Button's teammate will be. A week ago, in Abu Dhabi, it appeared the British team would imminently confirm what it had described as the most likely outcome -- keeping Mexican Sergio Perez on board for a second season.

Sporting director Sam Michael had said Perez is "driving well" in the second half of this season", while Button said the 23-year-old "deserves" to stay put for 2014. But, early this week, a conflicting report in the Telegraph suggested the Woking based team could in fact oust Perez and replace him with the McLaren-backed youngster - and new Formula Renault 3.5 champion - Kevin Magnussen. A McLaren spokesman told us late on Wednesday: "We'll make the announcement as and when we're ready to do so, but we haven't yet made our selection." (GMM)

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