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Button expected to keep seat at McLaren, Magnussen out

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Button expected to keep seat at McLaren, Magnussen out
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Dec 11, 2014, 1:08 AM

A press conference has been set for tomorrow morning.

(L to R): Fernando Alonso, Ferrari and Jenson Button, McLaren in the FIA Press Conference
Jenson Button, McLaren F1 Team
Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari and Jenson Button, McLaren F1 Team
Kevin Magnussen, McLaren F1 07
Kevin Magnussen, McLaren

Many respected outlets including BBC have stated that they've learned the details of the McLaren announcement planned for tomorrow morning. Team officials will hold a press conference at their factory, finally revealing their 2015 driver line-up after an agonizing wait.

It's been over three weeks since the conclusion of the 2014 season. The reason for the delays has been blamed on a disagreement between the team and Honda on who to sack.

A pairing of champions

If the reports circulating the internet tonight are correct, McLaren will retain 2009 World Champion Jenson Button, pairing the veteran with outgoing Ferrari ace Fernando Alonso. 2015 would mark Button's 16th in Formula One and would give him the opportunity to, in equal equipment, test his skills against arguably the best driver in the sport today.

Magnussen's future

This joining of two champions would leave the young Kevin Magnussen on the outside looking in. Magnussen impressed in his rookie season, finishing second in his debut GP. However, Button scored 71 more points than his Dannish teammate when it was all said and done. It's unclear where the 21-year-old will end up as a result of this shuffle, but he could possibly remain with the team as a reserve driver.

 

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