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 team McLaren-Mercedes
2014 car # 20
Races 3 (3 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 1
Career points 20
Pole positions 0
First race 2014 Australian Grand Prix
Last race 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix
Previous series
20122013
2011
2010
2009
2009
2008
2008
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
British Formula Three
German Formula Three
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Danish Formula Ford
ADAC Formel Masters
Championship titles
2013
2008
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Danish Formula Ford

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. He is a member of the McLaren Formula One team's Young Driver Programme, and drives for McLaren in the 2014 Formula One World Championship.[1]

Early career[edit]

Born in Roskilde, Zealand, 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]

Kevin Magnussen driving the MP4-29.
Magnussen driving the McLaren MP4-29 at Jerez

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 Formula One 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]

At the Jerez and Bahrain pre-season tests he topped the timesheets, and at the first race in Australia, he qualified in fourth position.[6] In the race itself, Magnussen avoided crashing at the start – after his car encountered oversteer[7] through wheelspin – and after passing Lewis Hamilton's ailing Mercedes in the early stages, Magnussen maintained position to take a third place finish; he finished 2.2 seconds on-the-road behind Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in second place.[8] As a result, Magnussen became only the second Danish driver – after his father Jan, who was sixth at the 1998 Canadian Grand Prix – to take a points-scoring finish,[9] and the first debutant, since Hamilton at the 2007 Australian Grand Prix, to take a podium in their first Grand Prix.[10] After the race, Magnussen described the result as "like a victory".[11] He was later promoted to second place in the results, after Ricciardo was disqualified due to fuel irregularities,[12] making him the first rookie to finish second since Jacques Villeneuve at the 1996 Australian Grand Prix.

Magnussen lives in Woking, Surrey, near to the McLaren Technology Centre.[13]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2008 Formula Ford Denmark Fukamuni Racing 15 11 6 10 12 267 1st
Formula Ford Duratec Benelux 2 0 0 0 0 19 19th
Formula Ford Festival – Duratec class 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
Formula Ford NEZ 1 1 1 1 1 27 4th
ADAC Formel Masters Van Amersfoort Racing 4 0 0 1 2 30 12th
Portugal Winter Series FR2.0 Motopark Academy 2 0 0 0 1 12 10th
2009 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Motopark Academy 14 1 2 4 12 278 2nd
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 14 0 0 1 1 50 7th
Renault Clio Cup Denmark  ? 2 0 0 0 1 18 12th
2010 German Formula Three Motopark Academy 18 3 0 0 8 96 3rd
Formula 3 Euro Series 2 1 0 0 1 8 12th
2011 British Formula Three Carlin 29 7 6 9 9 237 2nd
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
Macau Grand Prix Formula Three 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 19th
2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin 17 1 3 0 3 106 7th
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series DAMS 17 5 8 3 13 274 1st
2014 Formula One McLaren Mercedes 3 0 0 0 1 20* 7th*

* Season in progress.

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Points
2010 Motopark Academy Dallara F308/099 Volkswagen LEC
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
12th 8

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2012 Carlin ALC
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
7th 106
2013 DAMS MNZ
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
1st 274

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

Complete Formula One results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
2014 McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid 1.6 V6 t AUS
2
MAL
9
BHR
Ret
CHN ESP MON CAN AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA BRA ABU 7th* 20*

* Season in progress.

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
  6. ^ Gill, Pete (15 March 2014). "McLaren still hopeful of podium finish after Kevin Magnussen impresses again". Sky Sports (BSkyB). Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Anderson, Ben (16 March 2014). "Nico Rosberg dominates in Melbourne for Mercedes". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Rosberg dominates season opener in Australia". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 16 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Hamilton, Ben (16 March 2014). "Magnificent Magnussen finishes third in Aussie GP". The Copenhagen Post (Ejvind Sandal; CPHPOST.DK ApS). Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Rosberg wins as Hamilton and Vettel go out in Australia". Yahoo! Eurosport (TF1 Group). Reuters. 16 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  11. ^ Noble, Jonathan; Mitchell, Scott (16 March 2014). "F1 rookie Kevin Magnussen says podium like win". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo disqualified from the results of the Australian GP". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 16 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "McLaren's Magnussen headlines 2014 rookies". Fox Sports Asia. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Robin Frijns
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
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