McLaren in no rush over 2015 line-up
27 June 2014 – McLaren is in no rush to determine its 2015 driver line-up, according to Racing Director Eric Boullier.
Kevin Magnussen, who claimed last year's Formula Renault 3.5 title, only graduated to the top echelon with the Woking-based team this season, while Jenson Button's contract is set to run out at the end of the campaign.
And Boullier has made it clear that McLaren will spend plenty of time evaluating its options before making a call.
"It is a question where I cannot say yes and I cannot say no," said Boullier during a McLaren-Mercedes phone-in, when asked if the team plans to retain Button.
"We are lucky to have two drivers who want to commit to us for the future. We have some contractual options we can pick up, so we are not in a rush to decide our future driver line-up – we are evaluating and assessing every strategy for the future."
Button currently sits eighth in the championship standings, two places and 14 points ahead of Magnussen.