Sergio Perez's McLaren future is being evaluated by the team, and with good reason. As well as the interest in Fernando Alonso for next year and beyond, McLaren is understood also to be considering other alternatives.
While the Mexican's performances this season could not be described as bad, he has perhaps been a little disappointing compared with team-mate Jenson Button.
With Honda on the horizon in 2015 and McLaren determined to ensure it has the strongest possible line-up, Perez's report card to date remains unconvincing.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.