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Magnussen in for Perez, McLaren confirms

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Howard, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Howard

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    Howard Choularton submitted a new blog post:

    Magnussen in for Perez, McLaren confirms

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  2. hmmmm well there goes Perez..
  3. Guess Perez won't be without a seat for next season, he was promising in the first half of the season giving really some over the edge excitement
  4. Checo could be out of 2014......no seat.

    Once again I foresee McLaren drifting mid table again....
  5. Well that's unfortunate for Perez. It seems he got the short-end of that stick. Can't blame him for the under-performance of the car but F1 is a sketchy business and nothing's guaranteed these days.
  6. Can't say I'm too disappointed. Mclaren need another driver like Lewis and Perez is certainly not that person. Magnussen definetly has a lot of potential
  7. I think he was done a great dis-service by McLaren...sure he made a few rookie mistakes (throwing away almost certain point at Monaco etc...) but he didn't have the car. It was an absolute "dog".
    Jenson is not bad and even he had difficulty getting points with the thing this season...and he's been with the team for a number of years now.
    Perez did not have that luxury. He had one season to learn the team dynamic and the car. He should have had at least until mid 2014 before any major decision was made.
    Why did McLaren wait so long to confirm he wouldn't be driving for them next year?
    That certainly reduces his options for the upcoming season and once he's out, it'll be almost impossible to get back in.
    Who's managing this kid? Is he being handled by Adrian Fernandez?
    I can't imagine why any handler would allow this to happen.