Reports linking Kevin Magnussen to the Marussia seat of Max Chilton, refuse to fade as the Oxfordshire outfit continues to deliberate its options. Despite this, the championship leader insists he remains focused on the weekend ahead.

The Dane arrives at the Circuit de Catalunya on the brink of clinching his first Formula Renault 3.5 championship this weekend; just five points separates him from the title.

"I've learned that you never know what is going to happen so I'm going to carry on pushing hard", he told Renault Sport.

For the champion elect, all concentration remains on the task ahead. He needs just five points to secure the title. Following an exclusion from race one at their last outing in Paul Ricard, the McLaren Junior understands that nothing is guaranteed.

"I'm trying not to think too much about the championship, and instead maintain the pace and keep pushing", he continued.

The twenty-year-old is staying tight-lipped regarding any speculation surrounding his future at present.

The reports suggest that Vodafone McLaren Mercedes are considering increasing their partnership with Marussia to give Magnussen the experience at the top he craves; they already share simulator technology. 2006 victor, Giedo Van der Garde, is the only series champion to gain a full time Formula 1 drive.

To join F1, he would follow in his father Jan's footsteps, who is, himself, a twenty five time Grand Prix starter.

By Katie Grimmett


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