May 6 (GMM) Yet another son of a former formula one driver has kicked off his career in open wheeler car racing.
34-year-old Jan Magnussen, of Denmark, made his formula one debut with a one-off McLaren drive in 1995, and then contested 24 further races for the Stewart team until 1998.He was stepped down at Stewart for poor performances, going on to race in CART, Le Mans sports cars and - currently - the Danish Touring Car series.His 15-year-old son, Kevin Magnussen, recently made his debut in the country's Formula Ford championship, following on from his karting days."Pressure?" he responded to the Swiss publication Motorsport Aktuell. "Why should I feel under any more pressure because of my name?"It has been the same ever since I sat in a kart for the first time," Kevin Magnussen added.His father, Jan, had a meteoric junior career, particularly in British F3, prompting Sir Jackie Stewart to quip that he was the best young prospect to emerge on the F1 scene since Ayrton Senna.