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 NewsMcLaren to decide 2015 drivers before season endsAlonso: Ron Dennis has not called meHonda: We will match MercedesMcLaren and Whitmarsh finally part companyHonda: We expect points in every race and victoriesLauda: McLaren and Ferrari have sh*t carsMcLaren change stir up Hamilton and Alonso talkMcLaren play down Dennis commentsButton pretty in pink for father JohnButton: The whole McLaren team has to try harder 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.