Formula 1's forgotten man

Formula 1's forgotten man

Kevin Magnussen entered Formula 1 with a flourish, but found himself relegated to the substitutes' bench at McLaren by the end of his rookie season. BEN ANDERSON assesses his situation

Kevin Magnussen's hard-luck story is yet more proof of how cruel and unforgiving the world of Formula 1 can be sometimes.

A driver who outqualified a world champion team-mate and finished on the podium on his grand prix debut finds himself 15 months later without a race seat, clinging to the flimsy promise of an uncertain F1 future.

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