Kevin Magnussen (Haas): “I enjoy it extra” / Formula 1

When it got here to the 2022 racing season, every little thing seemed set for Kevin Magnussen – Peugeot and Chip Ganassi. Then, out of the blue, Gunther Steiner, head of the Haas staff, referred to as. That modified every little thing.


Kevin Magnussen’s Formula 1 profession appeared to be over – on the finish of 2020, the US racing staff Haas changed GP veterans Magnussen and Romain Grosjean with newcomers Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin.

In February 2021, Peugeot introduced that Magnussen had been signed for the 2022 World Endurance Championship. The Dane has carried out effectively with appearances within the US IMSA sequence. Magnussen gained in Detroit with Renger van der Zande and Chip Ganassi. He took seventh place within the championship.

In 2022, every little thing was clear for Magnussen with Ganassi and Peugeot, however then there was a giant explosion: Haas canceled the sponsorship cope with Uralkali and cooperation with Moscow’s Nikita Mazepin as a result of Russian invasion of Ukraine. Team boss Gunther Steiner referred to as Kevin Magnussen – and the Dane grew to become a Formula 1 driver once more!

Magnussen, nonetheless smiling, stated, “Günter Steiner ruined every little thing! Before the sports activities automotive race at Sebring, I wished to calm down with my household, after which he referred to as me and requested if I wished to return to firstclass. I nonetheless flew to Miami as a result of I did not know what Haas was going to do, however Gunther referred to as once more and stated – let’s do it! That’s why I took the subsequent aircraft to Bahrain.”

Magnussen had an awesome begin to the season: fifth place in Bahrain, after a scoreless season in 2021, the Haas staff is totally over the moon! In the primary 4 races, Kevin completed within the high ten 3 times – after Bahrain, at Jeddah and Imola (ninth in every case). More factors races had been held in England, Austria and Texas.

Magnussen seemed fired up in 2022 and admitted: “I’m having fun with Formula 1 greater than ever. I by no means thought I might get one other likelihood and every little thing that’s taking place now’s a bonus. Of course I wish to get the very best outcomes, however I put myself underneath much less strain than earlier than.”

Then there was the exclamation mark in Brazil: Kevin set the quickest time on a slippery monitor in tough downhill circumstances and took pole in a sensational dash from Sao Paulo!

Magnussen completed thirteenth within the World Championship, clearly forward of Mick Schumacher. The end result: The German is out of contract on the finish of 2022 and has been changed by, of all folks, Magnussen’s former rival Nico Hulkenberg. That’s proper, Hulkenberg, who in 2017 Kevin was with the legendary Dzoff in Hungary. Key phrase: “Lick my balls, honey!”

But Kevin may be very relaxed: “Nico and I’ve no unhealthy blood. At the start of 2022, we met on the airport and talked to one another for the primary time in recent times. We then continued this dialog throughout the drivers’ parade forward of the 2022 Bahrain GP. We each discovered ourselves laughing heartily at our argument on the time. We assume it’s fairly humorous that persons are nonetheless speaking about it at the moment. We’ve each grown older and matured, and what occurred after that will not stand in our approach in 2023.”

Formula 1 2023

January 31: Haas F1 Online
February 3: Red Bull Racing in New York
February 6: Williams on-line
February 7: Alfa Romeo in Zurich
February 11: AlphaTauri in New York
February 13: McLaren at Woking
February 13: Aston Martin at Silverstone
February 14: Ferrari at Maranello
February 15: Mercedes at Silverstone
February 16: Alpine in London

winter take a look at
February 23-25: Bahrain International Circuit

Formula 1 World Championship calendar
05.03. Bahrain GP, ​​Bahrain International Circuit, Sahir
19.03 Saudi Arabian GP, ​​Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah
02.04. Australian GP, ​​Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
04/30 Azerbaijan GP, ​​Baku City Circle, Baku *
07.05. Miami GP, Miami International Speedway, Miami
21.05 Emilia Romagna GP, Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari, Imola
28.05 Monaco GP, Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
04.06. Spanish GP, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalonia, Montmelo
18.06 The Canadian Doctor, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
02.07. Austrian GP, ​​Red Bull Ring, Spielberg *
09.07. British GP, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
23.07. Hungarian GP, ​​Hungary, Budapest
07/30 Belgian GP, ​​Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa*
27.08 Netherlands GP, Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort
03.09. Italian GP, ​​Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza
17.09 Singapore GP, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
24.09 Japan GP, ​​Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka
08.10. Qatar GP, Losail International Circuit, Doha *
22.10. Austin GP, ​​Circuit of the Americas, Austin *
29.10. Mexican GP, ​​Autodromo Herman Rodriguez, Mexico City
05.11. Brazilian GP, ​​Autodromo José Carlos Pace, Interlagos *
18.11. Las Vegas GP, Las Vegas Street Circuit, Las Vegas
26.11 Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

* Sprint format


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