Formula 1 News

Magnussen prefers Button over Alonso as teammate

McLaren and Ferrari recent struggles have revive speculation over Alonso's future.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014 (GMM).- Kevin Magnussen says he is happy with the current configuration of McLaren's driver lineup.

Fernando Alonso - arguably the best driver in F1 - has often been linked with a 2015 move to McLaren to spearhead the British team's new Honda era.

And that speculation looks set to ramp up even more, given another difficult start to the Spaniard's fifth consecutive Ferrari campaign, and the latest turmoil at Maranello in the form of Stefano Domenicali's shock exit.

The cockpit most likely to be vacated in the event of an Alonso arrival at McLaren is the one currently occupied by Jenson Button, as the 34-year-old's contract is expiring.

But McLaren's impressive newcomer Magnussen sounded nonplussed when he was asked if he would welcome Alonso to McLaren.

"I wouldn't mind," the 21-year-old Dane answered. "The truth is that I'm happy now.

"I think having someone like Jenson - easygoing, speaks very good English, knows how to explain things and very experienced and fast - is ideal.

"I couldn't ask for a better teammate," Magnussen is quoted by the Spanish sports daily AS.

 

Your Comments

 

Formula 1 News

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ferrari confirms exit for Tombazis, Fry

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Horner says Kvyat has 'Raikkonen mindset'

Monday, December 15, 2014

Nielsen named Williams sporting manager

F1plusStore

F1 Standings

Drivers
Teams
1 Lewis Hamilton 384
2 Nico Rosberg 317
3 Daniel Ricciardo 238
4 Valtteri Bottas 186
5 Sebastian Vettel 167
6 Fernando Alonso 159
1 Mercedes 701
2 Red Bull Racing 405
3 Williams F1 320
4 Ferrari 214
5 McLaren 187
6 Sahara Force India 152

View complete standings table »

F1plusStore

Last F1 Race

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Island, Yas Marina Circuit
1
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
2
Felipe Massa
Williams F1
3
Valtteri Bottas
Williams F1
Fastest Lap

Daniel Ricciardo
1'44.496s

Pole Position

Nico Rosberg

View all »

 

Follow Us