#AskKevin: Twitter Q&A with Kevin Magnussen
On December 2, our new race driver Kevin Magnussen tapped into the Twitter-sphere to answer your questions during a live Q&A session.
Here's a recap of what went down in our first #AskKevin Twitter session:
@gazzajoyno: “How do you feel coming into #F1 with McLaren and partnering a driver like Jenson in your first season?”
KM: “I'm ready to learn from Jenson – he has huge experience. I'll make the most of the opportunity – he’ll be a great team-mate.”
@thirstyforash: “What's been the highlight of your career so far?”
KM: “Winning WSR 3.5 this year & getting the McLaren drive!”
@AnnaJCat_UnionJ: “Kevin, what are you most excited about next season?”
KM: “Not one thing, it's the whole challenge of being in F1. Being with McLaren is what I'm most excited about.”
@super_ruck: “As your Dad [@JanMagnussen] raced for McLaren, do you feel any added pressure to succeed with the team?”
KM: "I feel pressure, because McLaren is a top team, and they expect big results - but not EXTRA pressure because of my dad!" #AskKevin
@shannncorcoran: "Which circuit are you most excited to race on?"
KM: “Suzuka - it has great history, and it looks the best.”
@steveb_1990: “What did you do when you found out you'll be getting the drive, go out for a drink/meal?”
KM: “I went training!”
@deadlycowpat95: “Favourite race car of all time?”
KM: “It's the McLaren MP4/4 - won 15 out of 16 races. Amazing car.”
@CodenameFee: “Hamilton also debuted in a McLaren. Can you use his season as a marker?”
KM: "It's proof that it's been done before, which is positive. Lewis is a fantastic driver."
@TheF1leprechaun: “Which race will you consider your “home” race next season?”
KM: "None, unfortunately - but I hope to see a lot of Danes at the European races. Their support would mean so much."
@cbenitz: “Senna or Prost?”
@adamgatto: “What would you be doing if you weren’t a race driver?”
KM: "I'd cry!" ;)
@Craig-O: “What is your favourite thing about the UK?”
KM: "Indian food! And McLaren, obviously!"
@Gavllen: “How much are you looking forward to being in #Tooned?”
KM: "Love Tooned – it will be strange but cool..."
@F1_Around_World: “Do you have a nickname?”
KM: "Just Kev..."
@Rodree8: “What do you prefer: dominate a race or fight for positions?”
KM: "As long as it's for P1, I love fighting for positions!"
@Craig-o: “Which corners are you looking forward to tackling in a F1 car?”
KM: "Eau Rouge - a fantastic corner - and could return to being a challenge with the 2014 cars.
@PrinzMFF: “Do you have any special rituals before starting a race?”
KM: "Many - but they're secret!"
@hctbm: “Have you got a helmet design yet?”
KM: "I usually design it to match the car's colours – watch this space!"
@andreasutardi: “Who's your fave musician?”
KM: "At the moment, it's Mads Langer – a Danish singer. No Gravity is a great song."
@alessiosoccer09: “What are your hobbies, apart from racing?”
KM: "I love watersports – especially jet-skiing & waterskiing."
That's all from #AskKevin this time, folks. Thanks for the questions – sorry we couldn't answer them all. Stand by for more from Kev on our YouTube channel soon.