Magnussen able to apply for Superlicence
8 November 2012 – Kevin Magnussen has now completed enough mileage to be able to send off for a Formula 1 Superlicence. The license is required by any driver wishing to take part in an official session on an F1 weekend, such as Friday free practice.
A driver is eligible for a Superlicence once he has completed 300 kilometres (186 miles) of driving in an F1 car, or achieves it through an initiative such as finishing as a top three driver in the Formula 2 championship.
“Kevin’s pace, consistency and engineering feedback were all excellent,” says Sam Michael, McLaren Sporting Director. “Given his performance, he certainly didn’t look like a guy who had never turned a wheel in a modern F1 car before.”
Magnussen is the son of former Grand Prix driver Jan. Having set the pace on Tuesday, his lap time remained the fastest of the week in Abu Dhabi.