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Formula 1 driver breaks hand after crashing while cycling

Kevin Magnussen not the only keen cyclist at McLaren-Honda - his team mates are Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button

McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team reserve driver Kevin Magnussen has broken his hand in a cycling accident.

The 22-year-old made his debut in Formula 1 at the Australian Grand Prix at the start of last season, and featured inthe team's races throughout the season alongside Jenson Button.

However his role changed to that of test driver when Fernando Alonso rejoined the team for this season – although he did race the Australian Grand Prix when the Spaniard was ruled out due to concussion.

Magnussen revealed on Twitter that he had been injured while out on a training ride.

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Nudecyclist | 8 years ago
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Tomorrow's Dail Mail headline:

"Cycling more dangerous than Formula 1"

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Svalbaard | 8 years ago
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Not suprising condidering McLaren were (maybe still are) heavily involved in the design, aerodynamics and materials science of the top S-Works bikes.

When I worked there in 2012-13, they had two of them on display on the lower concourse along with all of their famous cars and team trophies. Mark Cavendish even came in to receive (gratis) his nice black MP4-12c which I presume was a part of his performance package with Specialised or his team.

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robthehungrymonkey | 8 years ago
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IIRC, I think Jenson qualified for Kona a couple of years ago?

Pretty much all the current F1 drivers are keen cyclists as are a lot of motoring journalists. It's interesting when you think of the whole car vs bike thing we seem to have over here.

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fenix replied to robthehungrymonkey | 8 years ago
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I don't think Button has raced an ironman yet?

I think he probably could qualify for kona but you have to win a slot by completing a full distance IM race.

Was it the half IM championship instead maybe?

Kona is next weekend. I think it clashes with his day job.

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robthehungrymonkey replied to fenix | 8 years ago
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fenix wrote:

I don't think Button has raced an ironman yet?

I think he probably could qualify for kona but you have to win a slot by completing a full distance IM race.

Was it the half IM championship instead maybe?

Kona is next weekend. I think it clashes with his day job.

You're probably right, must have been a 70.3.

Though I don't think he raced the world champs that he qualified for. Looks like he's staying in F1 for another year, so won't get to see how quick he could be.

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don simon fbpe | 8 years ago
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Good to see some proper petrol heads showing the knuckle draggers the way forward.

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hampstead_bandit | 8 years ago
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Its surprising how many racing drivers are into road cycling and MTB for fitness training, pleasure and even serious competition

I met Jenson Button whilst working at the Specialized Concept Store in Covent Garden where we spent a good hour talking about mountain bike suspension, carbon fibre and bike tech - he was genuinely interested in the tech side and looking at the S-Works Epic mountain bike

I've had dealings with his Jenson's Ichiban Tri team mates in the past, this bike below is Aston Martin's Works Driver Chris Buncombe's Venge that I was asked to rebuild with a new frame FOC from Specialized after he'd been involved in a prang

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