McLaren line-up to be confirmed 'soon'
18 September 2013 – McLaren Managing Director Jonathan Neale expects the team's driver line-up to be confirmed in the near future, but refused to deny that talks have taken place with names other than current incumbents Jenson Button and Sergio Pérez.
Despite Button confirming in an interview with Sky Sports News on Wednesday that he was ‘relaxed’ about the situation, and Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh indicating the likelihood of an unchanged line-up on numerous occasions, the Woking-based outfit has notably delayed its final decision.
When asked whether the delay was due to the squad initiating conversations with other drivers, Neale remained non-committal.
"This is one of those industries and businesses, and this is that time of year, when everybody is talking to everybody, whether it's the technical staff moving around or whether it's drivers," he explained. "So it would be wrong for me to speculate but we will get to it pretty soon."