After two years with Team McLaren, young dane Kevin Magnussen will leave the Woking based outfit at the end of 2015.
After an impressive first season last year with the team, with Magnussen scoring an equal amount of points as veteran Kimi Räikkönen, the danish driver was replaced with veteran Fernando Alonso, and was instead made a reserve driver. Magnussen only participated in one race this year, when he replaced Alonso in Australia. The danish driver did however not get much run time, as the car failed almost immediately. While it was still unclear whether Jenson Button would stay in McLaren or not, or even leave the sport altogether, it was often speculated that either Magnussen or another young talent, Stoffel Vandoorne, would replace Button. However, McLaren's option to keep Magnussen went out, and as it was made official that Button would stay for 2016, he recieved a mail on his birthday from McLaren chairman Dennis' assistant, Justine Bowen, explaining that "there would be nothing for me in the future."
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing