The stories that have been widely reported about Carlos Sainz Jr joining McLaren are unadulterated tosh. The Red Bull-funded Spaniard is not in the running for a drive with McLaren, even if he decided to break his Red Bull contract. McLaren may have some Spanish sponsors in 2015 but that does not mean that they will be able to dictate an all-Spanish driver line-up, as Fernando Alonso is very clearly on the verge of being announced as a McLaren driver. This rubbish has been given wings by the usual sourceless bottom-feeders who need little introduction.
In the interim, the real news is that McLaren has been at Silverstone doing “a filming day” with Oliver Turvey at the wheel of a McLaren-Honda. Apparently the filming opportunities have been rather limited but the car has run rather more than some of the F1 teams did when they had new engines to play with last winter.