Kevin Magnussen

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Kevin Magnussen
Kevin Magnussen 2012-2.JPG
Magnussen in 2012.
Born(1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 21)
Roskilde (Denmark)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Danish
2014 teamMcLaren-Mercedes
2014 car #20
Races0 (0 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
 
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Kevin Magnussen
Kevin Magnussen 2012-2.JPG
Magnussen in 2012.
Born(1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 21)
Roskilde (Denmark)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Danish
2014 teamMcLaren-Mercedes
2014 car #20
Races0 (0 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0

Kevin Magnussen (born 5 October 1992) is a Danish racing driver. Magnussen is the first child of Le Mans racer and former Formula One driver Jan Magnussen, and a member of the McLaren Formula One team's Young Driver Programme. He will drive for the team during the 2014 Formula One season.[1]

Early career[edit]

Magnussen began his career in karting. In 2008 he made the step up to Formula Ford in Denmark, winning the championship.[2] He also raced in six races of the ADAC Formel Masters series.[2]

In 2009 Magnussen moved up to Formula Renault, finishing runner-up to António Félix da Costa in the Northern European Cup and finishing seventh in the Eurocup, driving for Motopark Academy.[2]

In 2010 Magnussen competed in the German Formula Three Championship with Motopark Academy and Carlin Motorsport; winning the opening round of the season at Oschersleben. He finished third in the championship, taking the rookie title in the process.

In 2011 Magnussen moved on to Cooper Tires British Formula 3 with Carlin

Formula One career[edit]

Magnussen had his first experience of the McLaren MP4-27 Formula One car on track at the Abu Dhabi Young Driver test on 6 November 2012. He set a quickest time of 1:42.651. Previously he had done work in the team's driving simulator.[3] Magnussen's time was the best of the three-day test impressing McLaren's sporting director Sam Michael. The distance he covered in the course of the test was sufficient to earn his FIA Super Licence.[4]

McLaren (2014)[edit]

On 14 November 2013 it was confirmed that Magnussen would drive for McLaren for the 2014 season, replacing Sergio Pérez.[1]

In line with a new rule introduced in F1 for the 2014 season (where drivers pick a car number that they will use during their career), Magnussen will race with number 20 as this was the number he had on his DAMS car in 2013 when he won the championship.[5]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

SeasonSeriesTeamRacesWinsPolesF/LapsPodiumsPointsPosition
2008Formula Ford DenmarkFukamuni Racing1511610122671st
Formula Ford Duratec Benelux200001919th
Formula Ford Festival – Duratec class10000N/A7th
Formula Ford NEZ11111274th
ADAC Formel MastersVan Amersfoort Racing400123012th
Portugal Winter Series FR2.0Motopark Academy200011210th
2009Formula Renault 2.0 NECMotopark Academy14124122782nd
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0140011507th
Renault Clio Cup Denmark ?200011812th
2010German Formula ThreeMotopark Academy183008963rd
Formula 3 Euro Series21001812th
2011British Formula ThreeCarlin2976992372nd
Masters of Formula 310000N/A14th
Macau Grand Prix Formula Three10000N/A19th
2012Formula Renault 3.5 SeriesCarlin1713031067th
2013Formula Renault 3.5 SeriesDAMS17583132741st

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key)

YearEntrantChassisEngine123456789101112131415161718DCPoints
2010Motopark AcademyDallara F308/099VolkswagenLEC
1
LEC
2
HOC1
1
HOC1
2
VAL
1

7
VAL
2

1
NOR
1
NOR
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
HOC2
1
HOC2
2
12th8

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearTeam1234567891011121314151617PosPoints
2012CarlinALC
1

2
ALC
2

Ret
MON
1

Ret
SPA
1

21
SPA
2

1
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

8
MOS
1

16†
MOS
2

10
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

Ret
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

23†
LEC
1

6
LEC
2

24†
CAT
1

5
CAT
2

4
7th106
2013DAMSMNZ
1

2
MNZ
2

2
ALC
1

1
ALC
2

9
MON
1

4
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

3
MOS
1

11
MOS
2

2
RBR
1

3
RBR
2

3
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

2
LEC
1

DSQ
LEC
2

1
CAT
1

1
CAT
2

1
1st274

Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Benson, Andrew (2010-03-19). "McLaren and Magnussen come full circle". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  2. ^ a b c http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/5000/career/ Career statistics at Driver Database
  3. ^ "Magnussen and Da Costa impress in Young Driver Test". grandprix.com. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Valsecchi tops final day in Abu Dhabi". grandprix.com. grandprix.com. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  5. ^ http://news.ph.msn.com/sports/numbers-up-for-2014-formula-one-drivers-3

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Robin Frijns
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent