Kevin Magnussen says 'there would be something wrong' if GP2 Series leader and fellow McLaren prot?g? Stoffel Vandoorne didn't land an F1 drive next season.

The Dane, who made his F1 debut with McLaren in 2014 after winning the Formula Renault 3.5 Championship over Vandoorne, has been forced onto the sidelines for 2015 in the wake of the team's decision to replace him with two-time world champion Fernando Alonso.

Save for his surprise call up to replace the injured Alonso in Melbourne, Magnussen's role at McLaren has been limited to simulator work and presence at the events this year.

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Looking forward, though still fully supported by McLaren, Magnussen's future remains unclear, with both Alonso and Jenson Button signed to multi-year deals, while Ron Dennis has spoken of the team's long-term prospects with its current line-up.

Furthermore, Magnussen is set to face competition for a drive - either at McLaren or elsewhere - from the new crop of drivers coming through, most notably fellow McLaren development driver Vandoorne. Indeed, even Magnussen accepts the young Belgian should be in line for a top seat come next year despite his own desires to race again.

"Stoffel is doing a really good job and he deserves to get to Formula One," he said. "I think there's something wrong if he doesn't get to Formula One.

"I guess everyone is a threat when you're competing for a Formula One seat, what can you do about it? I've just got to focus on myself and not really worry about anyone else because I can't really do anything about them, I can't beat them on track so I'll just have to rely on my experience.

"I've done well in Formula One, I have experience and have done well, I've been on the podium, McLaren believes in me so they know what I can do and what my potential is. I believe I have a future and I'm fairly positive so I'll just crack on and learn as much as I can this year."