Honda says there has been no decision yet on McLaren's drivers for 2015 but admits it has informed the team of who it wants in the car.

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier hinted in Singapore that he and Ron Dennis were more or less set on which drivers the team would be fielding in 2015, though said no announcements were due in Japan. However, Honda motorsport boss Yasuhisa Arai says there has been no decisions taken on next year's line-up as far as he is aware, having had input in the process.

"We are constantly talking about which drivers we would like to see and whilst McLaren is here in Japan it is only natural that we organise some meetings with McLaren," Arai told Sky Sports. "But I don't think we will be discussing the topic of drivers given that nothing is decided."

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And Arai said another area Honda had been focusing on was McLaren's weaknesses from this year in order to make the team more competitive in 2015.

"Of course there are various reasons for the performance we have seen from McLaren this season. So based on those experiences we are making efforts towards making that jump."