Boullier hails Magnussen’s ‘cool head’

Although by no means taking anything away from Lewis Hamilton’s debut podium, Eric Boullier believes Kevin Magnussen’s was even more impressive.

Making his debut with McLaren back in 2007, Hamilton finished third at the Australian Grand Prix.

Seven years later McLaren again have a rookie in the car and like Hamilton, Magnussen also achieved a top-three result on his debut.

But, what Boullier reckons sets the Dane’s apart from Hamilton’s, is that Magnussen achieved his after just three days in the car whereas Hamilton had many miles under his belt.

“He’s a bit quiet, like many Nordic drivers, but he has a strong mentality and he is breathing in McLaren,” the McLaren racing director said to Press Association Sport.

“He has chosen to live in Woking, and every opportunity he gets he is in the factory”

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