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'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.
Button: A lot of work to do
Jenson Button has admitted that McLaren "have a lot of work to do" after neither of the team's cars finished in the top ten in either qualifying or the race in Shanghai.
Dennis: Magnussen my decision
Ron Dennis has revealed the decision to promote Kevin Magnussen to a full race seat at McLaren was his - four months before he officially returned to the lead the team.
Boullier mentoring Magnussen
McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier is hopeful Kevin Magnussen will grow quickly as a Formula 1 driver under his teaching after his mistake in the Malaysia Grand Prix.
Button: McLaren are improving
Jenson Button insists McLaren are making progress with their car, even though they appeared to tread water during a wet qualifying for the Malaysia GP.
'I didn't expect debut podium'
Kevin Magnussen admits he didn't expect to finish his first F1 race on the podium but having equalled Lewis Hamilton's 2007 feat in Australia, the Dane is now keen to draw a line under the comparisons inevitably drawn between the two McLaren protégés.
McLaren aiming to close gap
McLaren are hopeful the upgrades they are bringing to this weekend's race in Malaysia represent the first stage of an "aggressive" development push they are initiating to try and catch Mercedes.
Dennis' shoe gift to Magnussen
Employing a unique mix of homespun philosophy and the fabled language of Ronspeak, McLaren chief Ron Dennis has urged the precociously-talented Kevin Magnussen to keep his feet on the ground following the young Dane's stunning drive to second place in the season-opening Australian GP.