Magnussen expecting to learn from great teammate Button

Kevin Magnussen

Kevin Magnussen

McLaren new recruit Kevin Magnussen has admitted that he relishing the opportunity to learn from Jenson Button whom the Dane believes will be a great team mate in his debut Formula 1 season.

Answering questions through Twitter, Magnussen said, “I’m ready to learn from Jenson – he has huge experience. I’ll make the most of the opportunity – he’ll be a great team mate.”

On the subject of racing for a team with a history and pedigree such as McLaren’s, Magnussen said, “I feel pressure, because McLaren is a top team, and they expect big results.”

The World Series by Renault 3.5 champion added that he was inspired by the fact that fellow McLaren protege Lewis Hamilton scored his maiden win in his rookie season.

Magnussen said, “It’s proof that it’s been done before, which is positive. Lewis is a fantastic driver.”

As for his immediate reaction to being appointed a McLaren driver in place of Sergio Perez, Magnussen revealed, “I went training!” (GP247)

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  • vipernas

    It is true that Hamilton scored his maiden win in his rookie season, however keep in mind that Hamilton has done 100s of days of test drive with a Maclaren car so he was already used to it. With the current ban on off season testing, nobody should expect a rookie to perform like Lewis did.

  • sidhu

    Button is going to get a hell of a beating in the fag end of his career. For 2015 Mcleren are targeting Alonso along with Kevin.

  • Zombie Jebus Will Eat Your Brain and Take Your Knowledge

    Poor Chico. Too many burritos!

  • StevetheGreat

    Button is partnof the honda deal so keep dreaming sidhu. And mclaren only want alonso so they get to Santanders millions.

  • Garth

    StevetheGreat—what I wonder

    Button is in the last year of his stay at Maclaren and F1 unless he finishes at least runner up in 2014, then he will be joining the D.C. and E.J. racing pundit team.