McLaren F1 racing team director Eric Boullier admits that, they are “intends” to keep Jenson Button for 2016 F1 season and is thinking borrowing junior drivers Kevin Magnussen and Stoffel Vandoorne to another team on the grid.
McLaren’s future decision-making procedure being held back by the current problems being suffered by the troubled Honda-powered MP4-30, and Boullier says that the Woking based squad currently intends to keep Button alongside Alonso.
“As far as we are concerned at McLaren, we only have two cars so there will only be two race seats. We have two world champions today and we do intend to keep them so far.”
“We expect the four of them to race. It’s a luxury problem to have four good drivers. Kevin and Stoffel are very good. Both of them we expect to race in Formula 1 and if we can’t fit or accommodate them we will do our best to make sure they can race next year.”
Meanwhile, Magnussen has hinted he may leave from F1 if he does not get a comeback in 2016, telling Sky Sports he is exploring options somewhere else.
“I need to find myself a drive,” the Dane said. “I want to race; I’m not prepared to sit around another year. I’ve decided that I need to race next year and if I can’t do that in Formula 1 then I will try and do it somewhere else.
“I’m contracted to McLaren and committed to them. I’m constantly talking to Ron Dennis and pushing him to tell me what’s going on. And I’m sure Ron will know at some point and tell me.”