(Motorsport-Total.com) – After a pointless 2021 wherein the crew didn’t construct its personal automobile, Haas skilled an instantaneous enhance final year below the brand new technical rules. Kevin Magnussen completed fifth within the season opener in Bahrain and established himself as a constant factors scorer within the first half of the year.
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Kevin Magnussen nonetheless has a lot of religion in Haas in Formula 1
Although Haas’s kind ultimately slumped and the crew slipped to eighth within the Constructors’ Championship, Magnussen took an surprising victory in Brazil with the crew’s first pole place.
It was a profitable return for the Dane, who was sacked by Haas on the finish of 2020 earlier than returning final year. Before that, Nikita Mazepin’s contract was terminated due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Asked if he observed any distinction between Haas’ departure and his return, Magnussen mentioned: “It’s nonetheless the identical crew, but it surely’s a very dynamic factor.”
“There have been a lot of various conditions within the crew. I believe it was a very good year for Haas to begin once more. We bought again to the midfield and bought our pole place,” says Magnussen with satisfaction.
“It’s a massive enhance for the entire crew and I hope it confirms that we’re again within the sport and that we’ve got a vibrant future.
A brand new teammate and a new title sponsor
There shall be extra adjustments at Haas in 2023, with Formula 1 veteran Nico Hulkenberg changing Mick Schumacher, who was sacked after two seasons, as Magnussen’s new teammate. This means Haas has one of the skilled groups in Formula 1, as opposed to a model new crew for 2021.
The crew additionally bought a new monetary enhance with new title sponsor MoneyGram, which allowed it to function shut to finances.
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That’s why Magnussen believes Haas has “good issues forward of him,” however the crew will want time to settle after a roller-coaster year. “There have been tough years within the crew when some folks left, and we bought new folks,” he says.
Magnussen: Haas nonetheless wants time
“It takes time for this group to regulate. Because if you usher in new people who find themselves very proficient and really succesful, it nonetheless takes time to regulate. I believe that is additionally a part of the method of placing the crew collectively this year after which settling in.”
“It will occur. It has occurred to some extent and it’ll proceed by the winter.” Like technical growth.
“In 2022 there was an replace. Hopefully our aero guys will put extra effort into making the automobile extra highly effective,” Verstappen regarded forward.
“Then we proceed to develop in several instructions, the place we cope with observe, technique, processes, pit stops. There are many issues we will enhance on.”