Report: McLaren chooses Magnussen for 2014

Report: McLaren chooses Magnussen for 2014

Formula 1

Report: McLaren chooses Magnussen for 2014

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McLaren has decided to replace Sergio Perez with Kevin Magnussen for the 2014 Formula 1 season. Sources have confirmed to AUTOSPORT that the team has decided to promote the Formula Renault 3.5 champion, although a contract has not yet been signed.

Magnussen, a McLaren development driver, became the favorite for the seat in the days following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Speaking earlier today, team principal Martin Whitmarsh had declined to comment on the prospect of Magnussen racing for McLaren next year.

“The fact is at the moment we haven’t confirmed our driver lineup, we haven’t signed contracts with drivers,” he said.

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