Kevin Magnussen in F1 waiting game
23 October 2013 – Kevin Magnussen has admitted he just has to wait and see now if he has done enough to get a seat in F1.
Magnussen, who was recently linked to the Marussia team, sealed the Formula Renault 3.5 title in emphatic style at the Circuit de Catalunya last weekend, securing both pole positions and race victories on offer.
However, as yet the McLaren junior driver has still to ink a deal that will see him follow in the footsteps of his father, Jan, by racing at the top level.
“I’ve done the job,” said the 21-year-old after taking the title in Spain. “McLaren told me to win the championship, they told me they expected me to win. I’ve done that, and I really won this championship, I haven’t lucked into it.
“It’s not up to me now. My future is not in my hands at the moment, so now I have to wait.”
Magnussen meanwhile has reiterated how delighted he was to finally take the title: “It feels completely incredible. It’s hard to understand really. I’m just so emotional. This is something really special, it’s the year when I had to deliver and I did that,” added the Dane.
“Together with my team we delivered and we won this championship. It’s been an amazing year.”
So does he feel like a big weight has been lifted from his shoulders? “Yeah, massively.
“Now there is no pressure and I can just enjoy this moment. Although we have been consistent this year though it has not come easy, and emotionally it has been a tough season,” he concluded.