Ten reasons to watch F1 in 2014
The new season is finally upon us, and NOBODY knows what’s going to happen. Great, isn’t it?
Posted: 14 Mar 2014
9) Kevin Magnussen
There are three rookies in F1 this year. Swede Marcus Ericsson in the Caterham, Russian Daniil Kvyat in the Toro Rosso and in the McLaren, Kevin Magnussen. If any of them is going to make his mark on the sport, we think it will be Kevin.
Although the apparent pace of the McLaren MP4-29 appeared to fade as the Bahrain test dragged on, Magnussen's willingness to rag from it every last drop of speed from the get-go was in no doubt: he ended up a second quicker than Jenson Button.
The real greats start proving it from the moment they get their break in F1: Prost, Senna, Schumacher, Vettel. Magnussen's instant pace in the 29 car qualifies as proof, although he will need to show it over a race weekend, and can McLaren give him the equipment to do so? Unlike his predecessor (and potentially also his teammate), we think he might just have enough talent to score big even in a less-than-perfect car...