McLaren may have to delay its usual post-qualifying debrief so that patriotic team members can watch England kick off its FIFA World Cup campaign.

McLaren may have to delay its usual post-qualifying debrief so that patriotic team members can watch England kick off its FIFA World Cup campaign.

Saturday's qualifying in Montreal conveniently finishes with half an hour to spare before the Group C match against the United States takes place in South Africa.

"I don't think we'll be able to do the debrief until after the game," Lewis Hamilton is quoted by PA Sport.

Jenson Button confirmed: "Possibly the engineering debrief will go out of the window for a couple of hours because it's mostly English (people) involved."

The reigning world champion said he might even fly out to watch a live match before the tournament concludes next month.

"I'm not sure if I'm free yet, but I'm going to try my best to get out there," said Button.

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