Report: Sergio Perez McLaren future under threat

McLaren driver Sergio Perez in the pits on September 19, 2013
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Sergio Perez could lose his drive at McLaren for next year, according to reports.

Sergio Perez's future at McLaren seems far from certain as the team are considering young Danish racer Kevin Magnussen for the seat, according to reports.

The Woking-based team have yet to confirm their driver lineup for 2014 and while Jenson Button is thought to be sure of a drive, Sky Sports News claims that the Mexican could lose his place to Magnussen.

His prospects were done no favours when team boss Martin Whitmarsh described Perez's ninth place in Abu Dhabi on Sunday as a "disappointing result".

Magnussen is thought to have impressed McLaren at July's young driver test at Silverstone as well as winning the Formula Renault 3.5 Championship.

Perez languishes in 12th place in the drivers' standings, amassing 35 points in 16 races so far this season.

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2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
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1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
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8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0