Emilio Botin, a man well-known within the F1 paddock, has died.
McLaren team said the plan is in fact "grounded in reality".
Jenson Button will continue to play a significant role in Santander campaigns as the partnership progresses.
Formula One silly season continues to get interesting with the the top teams and drivers plan their strategy for the 2014 season.
Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton star in an intriguing CGI video of how a London street race would look