Magnussen targeting 2014 grand prix debut 22 July, 2013 Kevin Magnussen with Gary Paffett McLaren development driver Kevin Magnussen has admitted that he wants to make his Formula 1 debut in 2014. The 20-year-old Dane, whose father is the ex F1 driver Jan Magnussen, impressed in the Woking based team’s 2013 car last week, topping the times at Silverstone as he spent Wednesday at the ‘young driver test’. But McLaren’s 2014 driver lineup seems locked up, as Jenson Button has vowed to stay put, and Mexican Sergio Perez will surely get another chance. “My goal is to compete in F1 as early as 2014,” Magnussen told Italy’s Italiaracing. “If I can’t do it with McLaren, we’ll try it with another team,” he added. “That wouldn’t mean that the relationship with McLaren is affected, as there are other similar situations in F1 that are going smoothly.” Magnussen was surely referring to Jules Bianchi, who made his grand prix debut this year with Marussia, despite featuring in Ferrari‘s driver ‘academy’. Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsAlonso return to McLaren met with mixed reactionsDennis set to be McLaren majority shareholder againFurbatto on way to join Stella at McLarenBoullier admits first year at McLaren was hard workMcLaren board meet this week to decide 2015 driversDennis: I am in a position to say that we will be strongBoullier: We all want to go into Melbourne thinking we can winDennis: You can rebuild a marriage, making it stronger than beforeKing Juan Carlos: Fernando told me he is going to join McLarenBerger to McLaren reports won’t go away hahaha Vandoorne, Magnussen, Frijns, Da Costa, Sainz and Nasr definitely deserve a chance (they are better than some on the current grid) and later on Nyck de Vries, Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll. And no I’m not a dutchman, I’m Belgian.