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McLaren postpones driver decision: Button and Magnussen have to wait

McLaren postpones driver decision
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T he posse about the McLaren driver pairing for 2015 does not take place The End. First, the second most successful racing team in Formula 1 history wanted to announce its decision at the end of the season. Then there was talk of December 1st. But McLaren is delaying the announcement.

McLaren board meeting without result

A board meeting in Woking on Thursday (December 4th, 2014) did not provide any new information either. 'Today's board meeting is now over and no decision has been made regarding the driver pairing for 2015,' said a spokesman for the team on Thursday evening.

But why are the British postponing the decision on their driver pairing for 2015? on the back burner? Fernando Alonso's commitment is an open secret in the paddock. Engine partner Honda would like a top driver after returning to Formula 1. The Spanish double world champion was already in the service of McLaren in 2007. After a season full of disputes, the two parties split up at the end of the season despite a three-year contract.

Why is Alonso waiting?

And what makes McLaren hesitate? Is it internal discrepancies? It is said that boss Ron Dennis would like to keep Kevin Magnussen on the team. The 22-year-old has more development potential than the 34-year-old Button. Other team members would like Jenson Button to remain on the team. Experience speaks for the 2009 world champion. Given the new Honda engine, a logical thought pattern. Finally, as seen in the test in Abu Dhabi, the Japanese are still struggling with their turbo unit and the associated components. McLaren-Honda did not achieve a timed lap in the desert.

The results of the past season can alsoButton let hope. The Brit kept the upper hand over his Danish team-mate with 126 to 55 points.

It looks like Button and Magnussen have to continue playing the unworthy game. Except one of the two pilots pulls the rip cord himself, which is most likely to do button. The Englishman already spoke of the fact that there would also be a life after Formula 1. In any case, both are not alone. At a sponsorship meeting on Thursday in Edinburgh they waited together for a result - in vain.


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