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McLaren force Button to wait over Formula One future

Will Button be driving in Formula One next season? Credit: PA

Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen will have to wait a few more days yet before discovering their fate with McLaren.

A McLaren spokesperson has confirmed the team will not be making any driver selection announcements until next week at the earliest.

Button expressed his frustration on Thursday when he told Press Association Sport: "I just want to get it done.

"I want to hear the decision - as we all do - so we can all move on in whatever direction."

The 34-year-old made clear, however, that although his preference is to remain in F1, he has other irons in the fire which he is more than happy with.


Formula One abandon double points rule

Formula One championship winner didn't like the new system. Credit: PA

Formula One have scrapped the much-criticised double points in the final race system after just one season.

The World Motor Sport Council ratified the decision on Wednesday following a Formula One Commission meeting in Geneva.

It was hoped the rules would help prolong interest in the championship and attract higher television audiences, but lambasted by drivers and fans alike.

McLaren to decide Button future on Thursday

Jenson Button's McLaren future will be decided on Thursday when the team's board meet on Thursday.

It is between Button and Kevin Magnussen for who will retained alongside imminent signing Fernando Alonso.

Jenson Button doesn't know where he will be next year. Credit: PA

McLaren group chief executive Ron Dennis said following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: "'I've not made up my mind yet, but (the decision on the driver line-up) is not mine alone, and anyway, it wouldn't be appropriate.

"Any decision has to be supported by the shareholders and the board.

''It's pretty understandable we're looking at two people, and there's a broader choice than Kevin and Jenson, but nevertheless whatever the decision, it won't be taken until (the board meeting).''


Vergne will not drive for Toro Rosso in 2015

Jean-Eric Vergne has announced he will not be driving for Toro Rosso next season, ending months of speculation over his future in Formula One.

The Frenchman missed out on a high-profile promotion to parent team Red Bull, with his rookie team-mate Daniil Kvyat selected to take over from departing four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.

Vergne, 24, was still amongst the contenders to drive for Toro Rosso in 2015 - although one seat was taken when the marque announced 17-year-old Max Verstappen would be welcomed into the fold.

On the surface there appears to be very little room left on the grid for Vergne, with McLaren and Caterham the only teams yet to finalise their driver line-ups and the latter still unsure as to their own future in F1.

Caterham administrator hopeful of takeover

Caterham could yet have a future in Formula One. Credit: PA

Caterham administrator Finbarr O'Connell is hoping to deliver a happy Christmas present to the team's 230 staff recently made redundant.

O'Connell is currently in serious negotiations with a potential buyer who not only has the financial muscle required to compete in Formula One, but more importantly also has a background in the sport.

The 54-year-old Irishman believes a deal could be completed within the next three to four weeks in the run up to Christmas, allowing just enough time for the team to be on the grid for next season.

"I am honestly talking to somebody who would like to take this over within the next month," O'Connell told Press Association Sport.

"This is somebody who feels the same as me, that if we don't do something quickly then the team will drift away.

"This is a credible person with credible backers, somebody linked to Formula One, and I am delighted about that.

Lewis Hamilton arrives back in UK after Grand Prix win

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has arrived back in the UK with his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger.

Hamilton, 29, won his second world title after his win in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

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