Martin Whitmarsh said the rumours Mercedes will lead the game in 2014 cannot be verified.
Formula One teams are busy pointing fingers at which top team has spent the most money to contest the premier series.
One of the main attractions of the tour will inevitably be the selection of iconic racing cars on display - fans will be able to see Bruce McLaren’s first car.
"I even did a deal and shook hands with a team principal up and down this paddock - an absolute deal - but he stepped back" - Martin Whitmarsh.
The team hasn’t taken a victory since race at Sao Paulo last year.
McLaren is pleased to announce that Kevin Magnussen will join Jenson Button as a McLaren race driver for 2014 – Jenson’s fifth year and Kevin’s first year as McLaren race drivers.
Martin Whitmarsh: "There will be some new sponsors."
With the teams, drivers and media members arrival in India, the news has been unkind due to the conditions.
While Sebastian Vettel charges toward his fourth title this year; the Constructors Championship is still close.