Magnussen trusts McLaren to find him a seat for 2016

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Kevin Magnussen says he trusts McLaren will find him a race seat in F1 for 2016, even if it means driving for another team.

The 22-year-old was effectively replaced by Fernando Alonso after just one season racing for McLaren, dropping down to the role of test and reserve driver as Jenson Button retained his seat. While Magnussen is willing to bide his time this season, he trusts McLaren will ensure he is racing in 2016 even if it requires a move.

"We know Formula One is unpredictable and I believe McLaren will take care of my career no matter what," Magnussen said. "It's not that I'm only gunning for the McLaren drive - of course I'm doing that as well - but if there's no vacancy here I will together with Ron [Dennis] and Eric [Boullier] and my management look for something else."

With Dennis understood to be a keen advocate of Magnussen's potential, the Dane says it gives him confidence he will be given another opportunity in F1 next season.

"I have a lot of trust in this team, I have a lot of trust in Ron and Eric and my own management. McLaren-Honda is a very powerful team and I think being one of their drivers is a good thing. So no matter if there's a seat here at McLaren or not, I'm not in a bad position.

"My focus is with McLaren and I have trust in this team and I don't want think about anything else than Formula One. I want to get back to Formula One, I want to be successful in Formula One and I believe I can do it with this team. So I'm in good hands and I have a lot of faith in my future."

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