/ Motorsport / Vandoorne to replace Button ‘possible’ – Dennis

Vandoorne to replace Button ‘possible’ – Dennis

Linked In Share

Apr.14 (GMM/Inautonews.com) McLaren could oust Jenson Button at the end of 2014 and replace him with the team’s next young development driver talent.

That is the admission of returned McLaren supremo Ron Dennis, who told F1′s official website that it was mainly his decision to axe Sergio Perez after a single season and replace him with in-house rookie Kevin Magnussen.

Dane Magnussen, 21, has subsequently been hailed by Dennis as having “all the ingredients necessary” to follow in Button’s footsteps and win a title.

“The decision to take Kevin (in 2014) was mine,” said Dennis.

“I took the decision because I felt that we needed to see if he could meet the expectations of our engineers, and so far he has done a great job.

“And also Stoffel Vandoorne did a great job last weekend in Bahrain,” Dennis added, “so I think he will be highly desirable by the end of the season.”

Belgian Vandoorne, who is actually a year older than Magnussen, has this year been placed by McLaren in GP2, where at the Bahrain season opener he won a race.

Vandoorne is driving for ART, after Nicolas Todt’s GP2 team entered an agreement to work not only with McLaren but also the team’s 2015 engine supplier Honda.

At the same time, Button’s contract is up for renewal.

The 34-year-old driver said in Bahrain: “I have no worries that a guy in his thirties is as good as a guy in his twenties in a formula one car.”

Nonetheless, Dennis admitted it is “possible” McLaren’s 2015 lineup could see Magnussen alongside Vandoorne.

“Anything is possible,” he said, “but Jenson is doing a great job. He is quick and he is dedicated so there is no reason not to stay with Jenson from any perspective.

“But we still have a whole season to go.”

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Monday, April 14th, 2014 - filed under Motorsport. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles


Discuss: Vandoorne to replace Button ‘possible’ – Dennis

Leave a Reply
















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Ford’s F-150 is the most American car in 2014
Ford’s F-150 is the most American car in 2014US residents renew their patriotic vows today, as they celebrate the Independence Day, and we can’t help adding a little ...
Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera catches fire in England
Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera catches fire in EnglandA Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera has met its end recently in England after flames have devoured it. If you are sad that the ...
[VIDEO] Peugeot 2008 DKR – new details released
[VIDEO] Peugeot 2008 DKR – new details releasedPeugeot has released new details on the 2008 DKR racer, which will be debuting at the 2014 Dakar Rally. Do you remember the ...
Stolen Corvette gets back to its owner
Stolen Corvette gets back to its ownerNot long ago we told you the story of one late luck strike for a 1979 Corvette owner, whose stolen car was found 33 years later. ...
Nissan Pulsar gets priced in the UK
Nissan Pulsar gets priced in the UKNissan has announced the official price list for the Pulsar in the United Kingdom where the hatchback is now available from ...
[VIDEO] Ferrari LaFerrari gets tested out
[VIDEO] Ferrari LaFerrari gets tested outCarlos Lago from Motor Trend is one of the lucky few who will ever get to drive the impressive Ferrari LaFerrari. One of the ...
Toyota boosts Lexus capacity with third Japan plant
Toyota boosts Lexus capacity with third Japan plantToyota Motor Corp, the world’s largest automaker has announced that its Lexus premium vehicles will start in August assembly ...
Recall roundup: Several Subaru vehicles for brake like corrosion
Recall roundup: Several Subaru vehicles for brake like corrosionSubaru of America has announced a recall for several vehicles which are being affected by brake line corrosion. According to the ...
Audi A3 Cabrio arrives in Australia
Audi A3 Cabrio arrives in AustraliaThe Australian division of Audi has announced the introduction of the A3 Cabrio locally where the base version is now available ...
[VIDEO] See Lebron James’ Ferrari 458 Spider
[VIDEO] See Lebron James’ Ferrari 458 SpiderA short documentary with the life of Lebron James is showing the American professional basketball’s player ride, the red ...
US: Detroit three on short summer break
US: Detroit three on short summer breakLooks like the summer vacation is no going to last for the US Detroit automakers, as the rising demand from consumers has imposed ...
[VIDEO] Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept makes dynamic debut at Goodwood
[VIDEO] Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept makes dynamic debut at GoodwoodThe impressive Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept has recently made its dynamic debut at the 2014th edition of the Goodwood Festival ...
VW Golf gets new Match trim level in the UK
VW Golf gets new Match trim level in the UKVolkswagen has announced the introduction of a new trim level for the Golf, in the United Kingdom, which has been called the ...
BMW X4 M Sport Package seen at Abu Dhabi dealer
BMW X4 M Sport Package seen at Abu Dhabi dealerA BMW X4 equipped with the M Sport Package has been recently showcased at the BMW Abu Dhabi Motors where it managed to attract ...
Mercedes on its way to autonomous heavy trucks
Mercedes on its way to autonomous heavy trucksIn front of Daimler executives, yesterday Mercedes-Benz demonstrated its 40-tonne heavy Future Truck 2025 prototype – another ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

lamborghini gallardo superleggera fire england 1
volkswagen golf match 1
BMW X4 M Sport Package 1
2014 renault sandero brazil 1
2015 hyundai elantra 1
2015 acura tlx 1
2015 Volkswagen Passat 1
Spy-Shots of Cars
Spy-Shots of Cars
ferrari f355 crash croatia 1
Citroen DS 6WR 1
Ferrari FXX Evo 1

More automotive from inautonews
US residents renew their patriotic vows today, as they celebrate the Independence Day, and we can’t help adding a little contribution – so here’s the top 10 most American cars the US has. The “Most American” list is compiled by Cars.com, and the 2014 annual edition is won by the long ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
F1: 2014 Austrian GP review
F1: 2014 Austrian GP reviewNico Rosberg's victory was a cold shower for many, despite the fact that Mercedes needed to work harder than at any other race this year. Some fans ...
Car investment – which are the next classics?
Car investment – which are the next classics?Some prefer the stock exchange, others buy gold and some invest in properties, but there is a small group of people who prefer to try their luck with ...
Where brand new cars go to die
Where brand new cars go to dieHundreds of millions of brand new cars are left to rust in huge parking lots all over the globe after no one wants to buy them. The 2014 world ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Recall roundup: Several Subaru vehicles for brake like corrosionSubaru of America has announced a recall for several vehicles which are being affected by brake ... GM has almost recalled all its modelsThe US automaker’s recall frenzy was started with the 2.6 million older cars called back for a ...
Safety Section