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Honda: No driver decision made
Honda’s Head of Motorsport Yasuhisa Arai has told Sky Sports News HQ that no decision has been made on who will drive for McLaren in 2015.
McLaren 'more or less' decided
Eric Boullier has revealed McLaren have “more or less” decided on their 2015 driver line-up, but dismissed speculation of an announcement coming at the Japanese GP.
Magnussen plays down burns
Kevin Magnussen has played down the back burns he suffered when the seat in his McLaren overheated during the Singapore Grand Prix.
'McLaren upgrades didn't work'
Kevin Magnussen has revealed McLaren had been forced to row back on some of the upgrades that they have brought to the Singapore GP after the team delivered a “frustrating” qualifying performance.
'No three-car teams next year'
If it was Adam Parr’s intention to provoke when he stated that three-car teams will definitely be on the F1 grid in 2015 then Eric Boullier for one isn’t rising to the bait.
Abu Dhabi debut for Honda?
Eric Boullier has said that McLaren could run a Honda-powered car at the post-Abu Dhabi GP test in November.
'McLaren progress is real'
McLaren’s best two-car dry-weather qualifying result since 2012 at the Italian GP reflects the concrete progress the former race winners are making, according to team boss Eric Boullier.
'Stars have to be available'
Ron Dennis has made clear that McLaren are “keeping an eye” on the contract movements of a “few other drivers” currently racing for rival teams as the Woking outfit continue to mull whether they stick or twist with their current line-up for 2015 and beyond.
McLaren: Drivers have to wait
Eric Boullier has stressed that McLaren’s ongoing long-term planning over their driver line-up has to take priority even if their current pairing of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen understandably feel “uncomfortable” over their 2015 plans.
Whitmarsh leaves McLaren
McLaren have confirmed that former Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh has finally left the company.
Stewards demote Magnussen
McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen has been demoted from sixth to 12th and out of the points in the Belgian GP after stewards handed the Dane a time penalty for forcing Fernando Alonso off the track.
Button caught off-balance
Jenson Button struggled with the balance of his McLaren during Friday practice for the Hungarian GP but thinks the problem can be solved in time for qualifying.
McLaren: No radical overhaul
Eric Boullier says McLaren’s recent mini-revival has shown that there’s no need for them to attempt a more radical overhaul of their MP4-29 car.
'FRIC extremes led to action'
McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier thinks the extremes some F1 teams have gone to developing FRIC suspension systems lies behind the FIA’s decision to declare them illegal.
McLaren set to struggle again
McLaren’s struggles are set to continue this weekend at the British GP with the team admitting the weaknesses of their disappointing MP4-29 charger are likely to be highlighted rather than hidden by the high-speed characteristics of the Silverstone circuit.
McLaren 'not in a rush'
As speculation persists about Jenson Button’s future, McLaren team boss Eric Boullier has said they’re in no rush to confirm their driver line-up for 2015.
McLaren: No Honda buy-in
McLaren have denied speculation suggesting that Honda, which is supplying engines to the team starting next season, is also keen on buying a stake in the outfit.
McLaren: Silverstone form key
Eric Boullier believes that McLaren will know by July's British GP how their chances of a 2014 recovery are likely to pan out - and has indicated that if a breakthrough isn't realised by then they are prepared to go "radical" with the MP4-29.
McLaren put plan in place
McLaren are confident they have identified the reasons for their slump in form and believe "the start of a fresh push and spirit within the whole organisation" ahead of this weekend's Spanish GP will start to move them back up the grid.
'McLaren can still win races'
Eric Boullier remains optimistic that McLaren can win in 2014, despite their season appearing to take a step backwards during the opening four races.