McLaren has said it is delaying the announcement of its drivers until “after December 1”. This means that either the team is still deciding, or that it has decided and wants to take the decision out of the clutter of the Abu Dhabi weekend.
The only other story worth mentioning today is Bernie Ecclestone talking about press passes. These stories come from Ecclestone’s pet journalist and they are quite obviously flawed. The Commercial Rights Holder, Ecclestone has no influence over accreditation, although he did try to buy control of the media passes from the FIA not long ago and was rebuffed.
The story comes from a source who knows exactly how the system works because he cannot get press passes from the FIA for his own activities.
Perhaps it would be better to ask Mr E for a pass as the Formula One group’s press officer.