Kevin Magnussen, son of former F1 driver Jan Magnussen, is now just one step away from becoming the next Dane in F1.
McLaren has promoted the 20 year old from their Young Driver Programme to reserve driver for Jenson Button and Sergio Perez at this weekends Chinese GP, if anything should happen to one of the drivers. He will also be a reserve driver for the drivers during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
“I am to follow all practice sessions, as well as the race from the pit, and attend all the meetings between drivers and engineers. That way I am able to jump to the task with short notice, and I will no doubt learn a lot as the weekend unfolds,” said Magnussen.
“Both here(China), and Bahrain next week, I amthe official reserve driver. Therewill be more races during the season, but those are not planned yet.”