By Mitchell Adam
Saturday, February 28th 2015, 20:19 GMT
Kevin Magnussen wanted to race alongside his father Jan in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours after missing out on a Formula 1 race seat with McLaren.
After learning that he would be relegated to a reserve driver role in F1 to make way for Fernando Alonso, Magnussen explored the possibility of joining his father in Corvette’s factory sportscar programme for the June showpiece event.
However, it was too late for the younger Dane to find a seat.
“I asked my dad if he would ask Corvette if there was an available slot,” said Magnussen after his first day of F1 testing in 2015 at Barcelona.