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Kevin Magnussen (born 5 October 1992 in Roskilde, Zealand, Denmark) is a Danish Formula One driver who most recently drove for McLaren. He is the son of former Formula One driver Jan Magnussen, who drove between 19951998.[1] His car number is 20.[2]

He was quickest on the first day of the 2012 Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi while in McLaren.[3] His distance in the test was enough to give him his Super Licence.[4] During the 2013 Young Driver Test in Silverstone, Magnussen set the fastest time for McLaren in the first day of the test. He was promoted to the full race team alongside Jenson Button for 2014, replacing Sergio Pérez.[5]

He was fastest on the third day of the 2014 Jerez Test, setting the fastest time at the time of 1:23.276. He was again fastest on the second day of the 2014 Bahrain Test 1, setting a time of 1:34.910.

He finished on the podium on his first Formula One Grand Prix at the 2014 Australian Grand Prix. He originally finished third, but was the runner-up due to Ricciardo's disqualification. He was the second Danish driver to take a points finish, and the first débutant to finish on the podium since Lewis Hamilton at the 2007 Australian Grand Prix. After Ricciardo's disqualification from the results, it made him the first rookie to finish second since Jacques Villeneuve at the 1996 Australian Grand Prix.

Magnussen always finished every race in his first Formula One season except for the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix, where he retired with a clutch problem.

On 11 December 2014, it was confirmed that Fernando Alonso would partner alongside Button, with Magnussen remaining at McLaren as a test and reserve driver.[6]

He replaced Fernando Alonso for the 2015 Australian Grand Prix after Alonso was told to miss the event on medical advice following his crash at the first Barcelona test.[7][8] However, Magnussen was unable to start the race after his car suffered engine failure on his way to the grid.[9] He was later emailed by McLaren on his twenty-third birthday that they have released him due to the fact that Button and Alonso were both confirmed to be racing for them in 2016.[10] The announcement was made official by McLaren on 16 October 2015,[11] while Magnussen had said that he is in talks with other teams.[10]


Formula One Career

Formula One Statistical Overview

Formula One Record

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
2012 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes Test Driver
2013 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes Test Driver
2014 McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes 55 11th Report
2015 McLaren Honda McLaren-Honda Test/Reserve Driver
0 -- Report

Career Statistics

Entries 103
Starts 102
Pole Positions 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 1
Fastest laps 2
Points 157

Career Results

Template:Career Results/2015/19
Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pts Pos
2014 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Bahrain Flag of China Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Austria Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Japan Flag of Russia Flag of the United States Flag of Brazil Flag of the United Arab Emirates 55 11th
2nd 9th Ret 13th 12th 10th 9th 7th 7th 9th 12th 12th 10th 10th 14th 5th 8th 9th 11th


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
ItalicsScored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

Notes

  1. Benson, Andrew (19 March 2010). "McLaren and Magnussen come full circle". BBC Sport (BBC). http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/legacy/andrewbenson/2010/03/mclaren_and_magnussen_come_ful.html. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. "Numbers up for 2014 Formula One drivers". MSN. 10 January 2014. http://wayback.archive.org/web/20140113220941/http://news.ph.msn.com/sports/numbers-up-for-2014-formula-one-drivers-3. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  3. "Magnussen and Da Costa impress in Young Driver Test". grandprix.com. 7 November 2012. http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns24624.html. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  4. "Valsecchi tops final day in Abu Dhabi". grandprix.com. grandprix.com. 8 November 2012. http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns24626.html. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  5. "Sergio Perez confirms McLaren departure". BBC Sport. 13 November 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/24927323. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  6. "McLaren confirm Alonso and Button for 2015". F1. 11 December 2014. http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2014/12/16720.html. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  7. "Fernando Alonso: A Medical Update". McLaren. 3 March 2015. http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/inside-the-mtc/fernando-alonso-a-medical-update/. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  8. Benson, Andrew (3 March 2015). "Fernando Alonso: McLaren driver to miss Australian Grand Prix". BBC Sport. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/31713292. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  9. "Winners and Losers - Australia". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 16 March 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/features/2015/3/winners-and-losers---the-australian-grand-prix.html. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Benson, Andrew (16 October 2015). "Kevin Magnussen: McLaren man told about exit on birthday". BBC Sport. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/34549164. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  11. "A fond farewell to Kevin Magnussen". McLaren.com (McLaren). 16 October 2015. http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/team/reserve-test-development-drivers/kevin-magnussen/fond-farewell-kevin-magnussen/. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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Other Drivers Buemi • Félix da Costa • Sainz Jr. • Gené • De la Rosa • Rigon • Paffett • Turvey • Magnussen • d'Ambrosio • Prost • Valsecchi • Hartley • Bird • Frijns • Sato • Sirotkin • Rossiter • Calado • Wolff • Juncadella • Kyvat • Rossi • Ma • Stevens • Razia • González • Ellinas
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