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British driver considered options but is looking forward to revitalised McLaren

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Jenson Button will be partnered by rookie Kevin Magnussen at McLaren next season

F1: McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen must grasp his chance as team principal Martin Whitmarsh admits they are taking a 'risk' with 'special driver'

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Sergio Perez will join Force India for 2014 after leaving McLaren

F1: Sergio Perez joins Force India for 2014 after leaving McLaren meaning there is no room for Paul Di Resta

Perez will partner Nico Hulkenberg for next season in an all-new driver line-up

Ross Brawn with Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel

F1: In-demand Ross Brawn will take time to decide his future after leaving Mercedes

Ross Brawn will wait until the summer before deciding whether to return to Formula One.

Jenson Button will be partnered by rookie Kevin Magnussen at McLaren next season

F1: Jenson Button admits his surprise after McLaren team-mate Sergio Perez is replaced by rookie Kevin Magnussen

Button has stressed the importance of having an experienced team-mate with the upcoming rule changes but concedes he will adapt to a sport that is always changing

Jenson Button will be partnered by rookie Kevin Magnussen at McLaren next season

F1: McLaren confirm Kevin Magnussen will replace Sergio Perez for 2014

Perez announced on Twitter that he was leaving the team after just a year since joining from Sauber and he'll be replaced by the untried Magnussen

Fernando Alonso has admitted defeat in the race for the 2013 Formula One drivers' championship

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Vettel won his fifth race in a row in the Japanese Grand Prix to all but confirm his fourth consecutive drivers' title

Sebastian Vettel finished second practice with the fastest lap time at Suzuka

F1: Sebastian Vettel returns to the top of the table in Japan after Lewis Hamilton briefly threatened the 2013 world champion in waiting

The Mercedes duo of Hamilton and Nico Rosberg topped the timesheets in first practice before Vettel and Mark Webber followed suit in second practice with a Red Bull one-two

Sergio Perez of Mexico and McLaren locks his brakes while driving during the Korean Formula One Grand Prix

F1: Pirelli defend tyres amid more criticism from drivers including Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber

Manufacturer insist they are simply providing what was asked of them

Sebastian Vettel drives along the pit lane during practice in Yeongam

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Sebastian Vettel on his way to victory at the Singapore Grand Prix

F1: Red Bull principal Christian Horner says it is 'not fair' for fans to boo Sebastian Vettel

The German won in Singapore to extend his lead in the standings

Fernando Alonso in action during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix

Time is running out to catch Sebastian Vettel

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