Magnussen happy to learn from Button

Tuesday 05-August-2014 12:24

Kevin Magnussen admits having an experienced team-mate like Jenson Button has played a big role in his development at McLaren.

In what has been another difficult season for the McLaren team, the Dane hasn't been completely overshadowed by Button despite being in his rookie season.

The two, of course, are at different ends of their careers with the 2009 World Champion in the twilight and Magnussen only starting out now.

There has also been speculation that McLaren won't renew Button's contract at the end of this campaign and when asked by Press Association Sport about his preferences for 2015, he replied: "It doesn't really matter what I think, but what I do think is I have a great team-mate.

"For me, as a rookie, to have someone like Jenson next to me, with all his experience, speed and talent as well, has been great.

"I can honestly say I've learned a lot from him, and I expect to continue that because he's a very complete driver.

"He's very good at everything you have to do as a Formula One driver. There have been things to learn from everything he does, which has been great."

Despite learning a lot from veteran Button, Magnussen insists he doesn't have a teacher-pupil relationship with his team-mate.

He added: "We're team-mates, and it's a very normal, healthy team-mate relationship.

"He's not my mentor, teacher or anything like that, he's my team-mate. He doesn't have any responsibility for me.

"All he does is push and do the best he can for the team, and I learn from that."

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