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"It takes huge amounts of passion for racing and a willingness to dedicate your entire life to it to become an F1 driver"

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Introduction

Kevin was born and bred into Motorsport, in the slipstream of his father, Jan Magnussen. The world first met this racing driver when he was 4 years old and his car was a go-kart. Only 12 years later Kevin Magnussen became the Danish Champion in Formula Ford at the tender age of 16! In 2014, he entered the world of Formula 1 as a driver for McLaren. In 2016, Kevin re-entered Formula 1 as part of the Renault Sport Formula One Team and has since moved to Haas F1 Team as their official Formula 1 driver from the start of the 2017 season.

2017

Kevin joins American-led, Ferrari-powered Haas F1 Team to drive alongside Romain Grosjean in the 2017 season. The move means Kevin is now the only current F1 driver to have driven cars with all four power unit manufacturers.

2016

Under the headline: ‘Never give up on the dream’ Kevin re-enters Formula 1 as part of the Renault Sport Formula One Team for the 2016 season. The collaboration with fashion brand JACK & JONES underlines the natural link between fashion, lifestyle and racing.

2015

Kevin starts pushing hard in the aim to get ahead, and perhaps too hard. He learns an important lesson as he steps down to become an F1 McLaren reserve driver – in favour of the two-time champion, Fernando Alonso.

2014

Kevin makes the perfect start to his Formula 1 career, coming in 2nd in the Australian Grand Prix. He proves to be an eligible team-mate to 2009 World Champion Jenson Button, regularly scoring points throughout 2014.

2013

In 2013, Kevin seals the title with DAMS and shakes off strong competition from the likes of McLaren-Honda Driver Stoffel Vandoorne. The Dane finishes his season with five wins and thirteen podium finishes and clinches the title in the final round at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

2012

Kevin impressed by finishing in the top three in his first Formula Renault 3.5 race with Carlin in 2012. His rookie season sees three poles and a win at Spa on his way to end as 7th in the standings. He becomes the fastest of all drivers at Formula 1 Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi.

2011

A season-long battle with ex-Sauber Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr proves to be the highlight of the 2011 British Formula 3 championship. They were team-mates at the leading single-seater team, Carlin, but Nasr was able to string together the results to resign Kevin to runner-up in the championship ahead of the likes of Valtteri Bottas and Roberto Merhi.

2010

Kevin secures 3rd place in the 2010 German Formula 3 championship after a season-long battle with Stef Dusseldorp. Magnussen enters the final race two points ahead, before finally beating his rival in this last encounter to grab 3rd place, as well as the Rookie Championship honours ahead of Daniel Abt and Felix Rosenqvist.

2009

Balancing both the NEC and Eurocup categories of Formula Renault 2.0, Kevin is able to star in both championships after picking up a win, as well as 12 podium finishes in 14 races before graduating into the Renault World Series. The same year, Kevin partners with global Danish men’s fashion brand, JACK & JONES.

2008

Following an impressive career in karting, the Danish driver moves into single seaters and makes an immediate impact, winning the Danish Formula Ford championship in his home country. Not content with a solitary championship, he also races six times in the ADAC Formel Masters.

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