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Ron Dennis departure "healthy" for McLaren - Kevin Magnussen

  • Published on 25 Nov 2016 13:00
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Kevin Magnussen has described Ron Dennis' departure as "healthy" for McLaren.

The Danish driver rose up the ranks with McLaren's backing, befor making his FOrmula One début with the team in 2014.


Magnussen was then dropped by email on his birthday that year, with Fernando Alonso taking his place.

"Ron was my boss when I drove there," the Renault driver told the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet in Abu Dhabi.

"It was not Ron's decision that I left McLaren, it was other things. Maybe he was responsible for it somehow, but it was not him who chose it," Magnussen insisted.

"As such I have nothing against him. But I think actually that it's very healthy for McLaren to get some fresh blood in."

While Dennis' replacement as CEO has not been decided, Zak Brown has been brought in as an executive director, a move Magnussen feels is a positive one.

"To be honest it looks positive with what is happening there," he said. "Someone like Zak is really good on the commercial side and seeing things from a business perspective."

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  • Kevin

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    It wasn't Dennis who was responsible for you leaving the team, it was your performance that was below expectations.

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    • Nov 25 2016 - 14:51
    • LarsMik

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      Bla..Bla..Bla
      Below expectations ha ha.. Outrunning Jenson, Only podium in this dekade.. P2 in his first race in F1.. Do you even see F1..
      Your life must be below expectation

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      • Nov 25 2016 - 18:56
    • He didnt outrun Jenson though, Button had more points at the end to the season. There is however no denying that Magnussen is a good driver, maybe not WC-material, but he deserves a place in F1. As for your last comment, Larsmik, that doesnt contribute to the discussion.

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      • Nov 26 2016 - 14:00
    • Kevin

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      He was faster in Q than Jenson, who isn't a qualifying miracle to begin with. In the races he was often much slower though..

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      • Nov 27 2016 - 00:41

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