Martin Whitmarsh on Friday denied McLaren has made an actual approach to Fernando Alonso or his management about driving for the team in 2014.
"No," he told the British broadcaster Sky after Friday practice in Singapore.
"No," said the Woking based team's boss, when asked the clarified question again.
But that doesn't mean there is no truth to the rampant paddock rumours about McLaren and 2015 engine supplier Honda wanting to field Jenson Button alongside fellow former world champion and current Ferrari driver Alonso.
Earlier, when asked if he would sign Alonso, Whitmarsh told the Daily Mail: "Yes, if I could."
Whitmarsh is being guarded in his comments because...
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