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Remember when... Kevin Magnussen had an unclassified F1 season

As part of a daily series in the run-up to the start of pre-season, Motorsport Week brings you brief left-field reflections and stories of teams, drivers and reserve/test drivers that will be part of the Formula 1 paddock in 2019. After much deliberation McLaren chose Jenson Button over Kevin Magnussen to partner Fernando Alonso for 2015’s reunion with Honda, but the new era got off to a problematic start in more ways than one. Honda’s chronic underperformance and reliability setbacks robbed McLaren of crucial pre-season mileage, and it got worse when Alonso crashed heavily during testing in Barcelona, an accident still shrouded in mystery to this day. Alonso was ruled out of...
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