Monday, 29 September 2014

Magnussen under no illusions

Kevin Magnussen in the garage.
(McLaren Mercedes)

McLaren Mercedes driver Kevin Magnussen has confirmed that should he be dropped by the Woking based outfit at the end of the season that he does not feel that he deserves another chance in Formula One. The Dane began his Formula One career in style after finishing the season opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne's Albert Park on the podium in second place.

Since his podium finish, Magnussen's best result has been a seventh place finish at both the Austrian and British Grand Prix respectively, while his best qualifying result was a fourth place in Australia and again in Germany. 

The Dane is currently in eleventh place in the championship on 39 points. six behind Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen. 

McLaren, who make the switch from Mercedes power units to Honda have yet to confirm their driver line up for next season with just five race's remaining this season. The Woking based outfit have endured a tough 2014 season which has yielded just two podium finishes which came at the season opening Australian Grand Prix. 

McLaren are currently in sixth place in the Constructors championship, six points behind the Sahara Force India F1 Team. Speaking to, Magnussen stated:

'The way I see it is I've always known that if I don't deliver this year then that's it, I've got one chance and I think I'm doing OK. It does put pressure on you because when the press starts talking about it, it makes many people talk about it and you can feel a bit of negative energy coming from that.'

Magnussen is McLaren's third driver in the past three season's. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton moved to Mercedes ahead of last season and was replaced by Sergio Perez last season while Perez in turn was replaced by Kevin Magnussen for this season.

Magnussen went on to say that he wants to win race's and championship's in the future and if he can't see that happening then he will do something different.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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