Current Kevin Magnussen

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by F1Yorkshire, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. F1Yorkshire

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    The son of former McLaren Formula One driver Jan Magnussen makes his Formula One debut in the 2014 season. He started his racing career in karting and quickly moved onto more powerful single seaters.
    After early success in Danish Formula Ford he was soon competing and winning in Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula 3 before competing in the Formula Renualt 3.5 series and winning the championship in his second year.

    As a product of the same driver development program that brought us Lewis Hamilton as well as a strong racing pedigree, Magnussen has become accustomed to winning at all levels of the junior motorsport ranks and will want to continue his success when he makes his debut in March.
     
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  3. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    Having watched him in 3.5 last year its safe to say if he can bring the form he showed there to F1 he'll be a force to be reckonned with. Has impressed me more than any other young driver coming through in a long time and even had the talent that is Vandorne to deal with and still made it look easy.

    Kevin has an amazing reputation over one lap and is reknowned as being quick off the line. He has a certain win at all costs mentality which has let him down over years but he managed to cool it down a bit in the second half of last season and started to realise thats its better to come 2nd sometimes and win over a season than risk an accident and not finished at all.

    I was not completely surprised Mclaren opted for him as he looks a great prospect Of course we have seen grear prospects fall by the wayside before so hopefully he can translate his junior series stuff into F1 and not feel too much pressure that his big rival Vandorne is waiting patiently to jump.in his seat.
     
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  4. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    First was made aware of him in 2010 that he could be better than even Hamilton
     
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  5. Slyboogy

    Slyboogy World Champion Contributor

    There's a lot of hype about him, think I'll reserve my judgement.
     
  6. Titch

    Titch Champion Elect Premium Contributor

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    I will also reserve judgement, but I hope he is good.
     
  7. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Kev just joined twitter today. He already has 15,000 followers... including me.
     
  8. Sergio

    Sergio Learner

    Not sure what to say about him. Seems to come from nowhere before this season. Was not so impressive in WSR in 2012... Maybe he did mature a lot like Whitmarsh suggested. Let's wait ans see. I will watch him closely! :)
     
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  9. Road of Bones

    Road of Bones MTC Mole Premium Contributor

    Well, he's just set the fastest time of the week so far...
     
  10. Sergio

    Sergio Learner

    GOOD SIGN INDEED! Let's see
     
  11. RasputinLives

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    He showed through out his junior career that his one lap pace is up there with the best. Its how he keeps his head in races that will be interesting to see.
     
  12. Lewywo4

    Lewywo4 Race Winner

    I haven't seen Kevin drive in any junior series, but to be on the pace with his first test run is impressive, and a good sign that he just may have the goods to succeed.
     
  13. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Like any team are running their cars anywhere near full capacity yet, these times are totally meaningless I see the same shit spouted every year come testing any one of those cars could go a good four or five seconds faster than they are doing at present.

    Why do people read so much into something that is totally meaningless?
     
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  14. Lewywo4

    Lewywo4 Race Winner

    I'll bet that Jenson doesn't think that Kevin's pace is .......meaningless.
     
  15. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Is that supposed to be a serious post Lewywo4 ?
     
  16. Lewywo4

    Lewywo4 Race Winner

    :thinking:...................:yes:
     
  17. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    I hope Magnussen is quick as it will push Button to go faster. He needs a team mate who will challenge him.
     
  18. Sergio

    Sergio Learner

    The boy is good, no doubt about it. It does raise questions about F1 tendencies to go with "experienced" drivers who are not as "desperately fast" perhaps as some of the young guns coming through... A pity for the sport but maybe the Magnussens (and Kvyats?) of this world will change that trend and encourage team bosses to take more chances with hungry youngsters! :)
     
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  19. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    Hopefully the combo of fast rookie and experienced WDC will not create the kind of tosh that it did last time. I think it is early days yet, but good to see Kevin acquitting himself in an assured fashion this early in to his F1 career. Too early to get carried away, but a very promising start.
     
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  20. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    The Pits - I obviously have no expertise on the subject but I can't see Button losing his equilibrium in quite an Alonso manner; if KMag outperforms him, then I suspect the team won't suffer for nicking Newey's drawing board.
     
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  21. Sergio

    Sergio Learner

    HE JUST LOST THE REAR... Well, you see, it is a long learning curve still. Might be fast but need to be consistent as well. Good that the car is intact at least. Still eager to see how it will convert in Australia, comes the first GP!
    Sutil for example, who has a lot of experience (but no genius that's a certainty) seems to struggle a bit more with 2 mistakes in 2 days...
     

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