The outstanding rookie of the pre-season has to be Kevin Magnussen who has impressed in his early days as a fully fledged Formula 1 driver. he has undoubtedly beenhelped by the fact that McLaren and Mercedes have their act together and as a result he believes that he is as ready as can be for his grand prix debut.
Speaking after his final testing stint in Bahrain, Magnussen said, “I am ready and I am really looking forward to it. It is a fantastic feeling to know that the next time in the car will be a grand prix – and I’m [going to be] there!”
“Of course I am pretty excited, who wouldn’t be? There is always the feeling that you could do more and if you had the time you would not stop getting yourself ready – you learn something every day.”
“I believe I have covered all the basics now and the rest will be learning by doing. That’s probably the best – and fastest – way to learn! Right now I feel very comfortable as I think I know what is important and what to focus on in a race weekend. But indeed it is a big job.”
Magnussen makes his debut at the forthcoming season opener, the Australian GP, in Melbourne. (GP247)
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