McLaren pair set to stay
Jenson Button and Sergio Perez are on the brink of committing their futures to McLaren.
- Related Content
With Formula One's driver merry-go-round in full swing, and with the team stalling on taking up options on the contracts of both drivers, speculation has unsurprisingly swirled.
But ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix, it would appear the Woking-based marque are due to imminently confirm Button and Perez will be retained for at least 2014.
"I've a good feeling I'll be here next year, which is as much as I can say," said Button, when asked about his situation.
"I'm very happy that I'll be in this team next year."
As for 2015, when McLaren switch to Honda engines after a lengthy partnership with Mercedes, Button added: "I don't know about that yet.
"I can't really comment anyway - but I have a good feeling about that as well. The big H (Honda) is very interesting for the future.
"For the team it's fantastic for the future, and for any driver that is within this team in the future, it's a great opportunity to work with such a big manufacturer."
Asked whether the Lotus seat was of interest given Kimi Raikkonen is to vacate it at the end of this season and join Ferrari, Button joked: "It almost was earlier. I walked out of the toilet and straight into Lotus. Luckily enough there wasn't a snapper ready and waiting. That would have been a good story."
From Perez's perspective, the Mexican has also stated his contract is virtually a done deal.
"We've been having some discussions about the contract," said Perez.
"The contract is done, but we are just finalising the final dots.
"Obviously I cannot give too many details about that, but everything is pretty much done."