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Kevin Magnussen’s Demotion Highlights Failings of McLaren Young Driver Programme

Well, it's finally happened. After months of delays and uncertainty, McLaren have announced Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button as their race drivers for the 2015 Formula One season. Kevin Magnussen, having just completed his debut year in the sport, has been demoted to test and reserve driver. He'll work alongside McLaren's highly promising test and development driver, Stoffel Vandoorne, who will also race in GP2 after finishing second in the 2014 series. This setup means that in addition to having one of the best driver lineups on the grid, McLaren will also have under contract two of the best, most highly rated young drivers in the world. Both are ready for F1 and more than good enough to be on next season's grid. But neither will be on it...

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