McLaren has taken the decision to replace Sergio Perez with Kevin Magnussen for the 2014 Formula 1 season.
Sources have confirmed to AUTOSPORT that the team has decided to promote the Formula Renault 3.5 champion, although a contract has not yet been signed.
Magnussen, a McLaren development driver, became the favourite for the seat in the days following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Speaking earlier on Monday, team principal Martin Whitmarsh had declined to comment on the prospect of Magnussen racing for McLaren next year.
"The fact is at the moment we haven't confirmed our driver line-up, we haven't signed contracts with drivers," he said.