Honda has confirmed that McLaren’s 2015 driver line-up remains undecided and says they won’t even touch on the topic during discussions at Suzuka this weekend
The Japanese manufacturer will return to Formula 1 next year as McLaren’s engine supplier and both parties have made plenty of noise about luring Fernando Alonso and/or Sebastian Vettel to Woking next year. It means Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen could both find themselves without a race seat come the 2015 campaign.
Honda’s head of motorsport, Yasuhisa Arai, is due to meet with McLaren Group CEO Ron Dennis in Japan this week, but the driver line-up won’t be on the agenda.
“We are constantly talking about which drivers we would like to see,” he told Sky Sports News.
“Whilst McLaren is here in Japan it is only natural that we organise some meetings with McLaren. But I don’t think we will be discussing the topic of drivers, given that nothing is decided.”