McLaren gives Kevin Magnussen grand prix third driver duties

Kevin Magnussen is to fulfil third driver duties for McLaren throughout 2013 alongside Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey

McLaren gives Kevin Magnussen grand prix third driver duties

The Formula Renault 3.5 driver is taking on the reserve role at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.

Magnussen is the son of former McLaren driver Jan and part of the outfit's young driver programme.

Paffett has not travelled to Shanghai as he has had DTM testing commitments at Hockenheim.

Turvey is racing at Silverstone in the European Le Mans Series.

McLaren has confirmed that Magnussen, Paffett and Turvey will share the third driver role for the remainder of the year.

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