McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen of Denmark holds up his trophy in celebration after finishing third in the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, March 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen put Formula One's old guard on notice Sunday with a stunning second place for McLaren on his Australian Grand Prix debut.The Dane was fast-tracked into Formula One by McLaren after he won the Renault 3.5 World Series title last year and impressed in a young driver test.Lewis Hamilton, in 2007, was the last rookie to make a Formula One debut for McLaren and he finished third in Melbourne that year and challenged for the title all season before winning it in 2008 .Though Hamilton and reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel were sidelined by reliability problems, Magnussen put two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso (fourth) and his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen (seventh) in the shade.
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