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Magnussen was promoted to second in Australia
If McLaren is to catch Mercedes, much will depend on the performances of drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen.
After getting the better of his world champion teammate in Australia, Magnussen is currently the talk of the town.
However, when asked by ESPN.co.uk whether Magnussen could possibly emulate what Lewis Hamilton achieved in his debut season when he came close to winning the title, team boss Eric Boullier was adamant that it is far too early to judge.
You cannot base all your expectations on one race. First of all the biggest difference between Lewis and Kevin is that Lewis went through a lot of testing with McLaren before joining, and it was a different time and a different era.
This weekend Kevin did a brilliant job, but benefited from a few abandons and the decision of the FIA stewards, but he did a very good job. He was mature enough to build over the weekend, and obviously he had a strong drive in qualifying and the race.
But there is no expectation other than trying to build him up and helping him develop the potential he has so that he can win when we have a car that can win.