Kevin Magnussen. Photo: Mclaren F1
a little over a year, Kevin Magnussen took the place of a Fernando Alonso still not recovered from his accident at Montmeló in the first Grand Prix of the season. Now you repeat the circumstance with the that to be his companion in the program of young pilots McLaren, Stoffel Vandoorne, which has been called to occupy the seat of the Spanish after that this does not exceed the medical tests to which it has been subjected to this morning on the circuit of Sakhir, where this weekend’s Grand Prix of Bahrain.
The pilot is Danish, which was the rival of Vandoorne in the Formula Renault 3.5 when both were under the orbit of McLaren, believes that the belgian is able to shine in what will be their baptism of fire in the highest category. “Has what it takes to be in Formula 1, so I am sure that you will have a good career; you deserve to be here and it makes me happy the fact that you have a chance,something that not everyone gets, and I want you to enjoy it,”, said Magnussen in Sakhir.
Vandoorne has received the call while conducting the pre-season test of the Super Formula japan, an event to be held this year with the team Docomo Dandellion Racing, with no room whatsoever for preparation. But Magnussen -who a year ago yes he had more time to prepare – do not believe that the suddenness of the situation will affect the belgian 24 years, the last champion of the GP2, and even believes that you can be at the same level as Jenson Button. “it is Not a situation that is so bad, because McLaren has a good simulator and I think that you can match to the Button; my first race in 2014 was pretty good so I don’t think that is a big problem. You can that with the limitations on radio communications there are more things you must control, but in terms of ride and to be fast I am sure that you will not have any problem”.