Magnussen and McLaren to split?
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OCTOBER 16, 2015

Magnussen and McLaren to split?

Kevin Magnussen is splitting with McLaren, two Danish publications report.

The 23-year-old has been the Woking team's reserve driver in 2015, having lost his race seat after just a single season.

Dane Magnussen, the son of another former McLaren driver Jan, told the Danish newspaper BT recently: "I am in contact with several interesting teams both inside and outside of formula one."

A headline at the Copenhagen Post now declares: "Magnussen done at McLaren."

It explained that Honda-powered McLaren "won't be renewing the young Dane's contract for 2016".

It is believed the famous British team will instead promote new GP2 champion Stoffel Vandoorne, who in recent races has been standing in for Magnussen as McLaren reserve while the Dane recovers from a broken hand.

BT, a Danish tabloid, agreed: "Magnussen is finished with McLaren."

And the BT correspondent Peter Nygaard said: "What is it with McLaren and the Magnussen family? First they destroyed Jan's F1 career and now they're doing the same with Kevin."

(GMM)

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