Magnussen and Hulkenberg at Haas: Warning from Steiner / Formula 1

Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg have a historical past, having clashed a number of years in the past. Therefore, the pinnacle of the Haas workforce, Günter Steiner, issued a transparent warning.

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Nico Hulkenberg was livid. So the German did not hesitate for a second and grabbed Kevin Magnussen whereas the Dane was giving an interview.

“Again, probably the most unsporting driver on the grid,” stated Hulkenberg, patting Magnussen on the shoulder and shaking his hand. The two have collided with one another on the observe earlier than. It was 2017.
Magnussen wasn’t too impressed at the time and threw a very un-juvenile “Suck my balls, honey” at the German. The hostilities are over.

They didn’t converse to one another for 5 years earlier than the ice broke once more in Bahrain at the beginning of 2022 when Magnussen returned to Formula 1 and Hulkenberg changed compatriot Sebastian Vettel.

In 2023, they may even be teammates at Haas. “We each discovered ourselves laughing heartily at our argument at the time. We suppose it is fairly humorous that individuals are nonetheless speaking about it at this time. We’ve each grown older and matured, and what occurred after that will not stand in our means in 2023.”

– says the Dane now.

But riots are probably. Only from a sports activities perspective. In 2022, Magnussen simply managed his teammate Mick Schumacher in each qualifying and the race.

The bracket was fastened, Magnussen was undoubtedly the primary. With his expertise alone, Hulkenberg ought to behave very in a different way than Schumacher and demand management within the race workforce from the beginning.
So it is going to be fascinating to see how the acclimatization and integration interval goes. And how will the defeated driver react in the long run.

The contract constellation can be clearly explosive: As Timo Glock revealed in Sky, each are nonetheless beneath one-year contracts. So they’re combating not just for factors for Haas, but in addition to maintain the job. “We’ll see one or the opposite surprises with each of them,” reckons Glock: “Günther Steiner will tackle the duty of defeating them.”

What does the workforce chief say about this?

“Dueling can be good and makes the game extra fascinating. It cannot simply come at the expense of the workforce, it is vital. Usually it is at the expense of the workforce and generally it’s important to intervene,” Steiner stated on RTL/ntv.

South Tyrol doesn’t count on long-term issues. “Kevin is aware of me to date and I feel I do know Nico nicely, so hopefully we can’t have any large issues,” Steiner stated.

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