A star of the early 2018 Formula 1 races after some up-and-down seasons. Old school, direct and to the point, non-political and revelling in a car that offers him the right characteristics to carry the speed he wants into the corner. Sound familiar?
Many will already be picturing the 'iceman' in his sunglasses and red cap, who has enjoyed a run of three consecutive podium finishes unprecedented in his second Ferrari career. But this is not about Kimi Raikkonen, it's about a driver who hails from the other end of the Baltic sea and is doing a very good impression of the Flying Finn at his best.
Kevin Magnussen has a seventh and a 10th place to his name already this season, on top of what should have been fourth place in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. This makes him one of the stars of Formula 1's hugely competitive 'Class B', along with Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg. He's also got the character on- and off-track to appeal to those who love 38-year-old Raikkonen's insouciant froideur and who might be looking for a new idol in a year or two.