Date: 27th August 2013 at 8:57am
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McLaren have not yet nailed on who will be driving for them next season.

But the likelihood is that both British driver Jenson Button and Mexican driver Sergio Perez will remain with the team.

Sergio Perez is part-way through his first season with McLaren after joining the team from Sauber at the end of last season.

Whilst Jenson Button is now part-way through his fourth season with McLaren.

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh confirmed at the Belgian Grand Prix that the team plans to keep hold of an un-changed driver line-up for the 2014 Formula One World Champions season.

‘I think our guys deserve another go at it, They have done a good enough job and they are a good couple of drivers.

‘They deserve a better McLaren next year and that’s what we’re hoping to give them.’
Whitmarsh told Autosport Magazine.

Despite a poor season for McLaren and potential seat openings at both Red Bull and Ferrari, Jenson Button wants to remain with McLaren.

Following Lewis Hamilton’s move from McLaren to Mercedes, Button is now the clear leader of the team at McLaren. That might not bring any on track favouritism like it would at other teams, but Button and McLaren seem like a good fit and the 2009 Formula One World Champion appears to have no inclination to leave the team for pastures new.

However he’s not yet got a contract for 2014. McLaren holds an option for Button’s services for 2014, believed to be subject to certain performance related clauses.

‘I want to be here next year but I haven’t heard the confirmation of that yet from the team and you have to wait for that, There is a lot about the future that definitely appeals to me. Button said. ‘It is very exciting and there are new challenges.

‘Even next season for me, I am excited about it.’


The Times newspaper believes that McLaren and Button have agreed a three-year-deal extending his current £12 million-a-season contract.

That would tie Button to McLaren until he was 36, so Button will effectively agree a deal to remain with the team for the rest of his career.