Magnussen: I can't believe what's happening in Haas

Magnussen: I can’t believe what’s happening in Haas

Magnussen unexpectedly returned to the F1 grid where he was on vacation with his family two weeks ago when Günther Steiner offered him the opportunity to take Nikita Mazepin from the team. Although the Dane left the ailing team and the entire sport a bit disappointed at the end of 2020, he also returned to the top of the podium in the first category in the US Sports Car Championship last year, but now again He felt that the attraction of Formula 1 was too strong. Perhaps this is due to the fact that Haas has made significant progress in the new rules turmoil, as I have witnessed so far, and is back in the midfield battle – that was confirmed on Friday in Bahrain, where Mick Schumacher and Magnussen finished. Ranked eighth and tenth free exercise.

“I can’t believe what’s going on here. It’s so cool, it’s almost surreal, I feel so lucky.” – Motorsport quoted the Dane as saying that the team is improving rapidly. “The car was great all day, just like last week. In the first practice we focused on the race setup, not on the lap times. In the second, I did the time trial, which I didn’t fully do, but I found the long pace really encouraging. The car was very consistent with the strong lap times.”

Haas and Magnussen’s best F1 season so far was 2018, when the team finished fifth and Denmark’s ninth in the league. To the question of whether the stable period can return this year, at 5-6. They made it to the finish line around the place as well, and he was hopeful. “I really hope so, and for now, that seems to be the case. But I’ve seen enough of the sport to know we can’t be sure of anything until the season is over. Of course, we’ve only gone through two training sessions, but so far everything is going well.”

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The 29-year-old is preparing to start his 120th Formula 1 debut over the weekend and still has the statistic to win the only podium in his first race of 2014 with McLaren.

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