Kevin Magnussen is very pleased with Haas’ development

After a pointless 2021 by which the group determined to not construct their very own automotive, Haas skilled a right away increase final yr underneath the brand new technical laws. Kevin Magnussen completed fifth within the season opener in Bahrain and established himself as a constant factors scorer within the first half of the yr.

Although Haas’s kind finally slumped and the group slipped to eighth within the Constructors’ Championship, Magnussen took an sudden victory in Brazil with the group’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 yr. Before that, Nikita Mazepin’s contract was terminated resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Asked if he observed any distinction between Haas’ departure and his return, Magnussen stated: “It’s nonetheless the identical group, but it surely’s a very dynamic factor.”

“There had been a number of completely different conditions within the group. I feel it was a very good yr for Haas to start out once more. We bought again to the midfield and bought our pole place,” says Magnussen with satisfaction.

“It’s an enormous increase for the entire group and I hope it confirms that we’re again within the recreation and that we’ve a vibrant future.

A brand new teammate and a brand new title sponsor

There can 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 vital skilled groups in Formula 1, versus a model new group for 2021.

The group additionally bought a brand new monetary increase with new title sponsor MoneyGram, which allowed it to function near funds.

That’s why Magnussen believes Haas has “good issues forward of him,” however the group will want time to settle after a roller-coaster yr. “There had been tough years within the group when some individuals left, and we bought new individuals,” he says.

Magnussen: Haas nonetheless wants time

“It takes time for this group to regulate. Because whenever you usher in new people who find themselves very proficient and very succesful, it nonetheless takes time to regulate. I feel that is additionally a part of the method of placing the group collectively this yr after which settling in.”

“It will occur. It has occurred to some extent and it’ll proceed via the winter.” Like technical development.

“In 2022 there was an replace. Hopefully our aero guys will put extra effort into making the automotive extra highly effective,” Verstappen seemed forward.

“Then we proceed to develop in numerous instructions, the place we deal with observe, technique, processes, pit stops. There are many issues we are able to enhance on.”


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