‘Rival reneged on Magnussen deal’

Sergio Perez would still be at McLaren next season if one unnamed Formula One principal had not reneged on a deal to give Kevin Magnussen a drive for 2014, according to team boss Martin Whitmarsh.

McLaren announced this month that 21-year-old Danish rookie Magnussen, son of their former racer Jan, would be replacing the young Mexican next year alongside Britain’s 2009 world champion Jenson Button.

However Whitmarsh told the official formula1.com website that the first choice had been to keep Perez click here for more