Haas have said that their two drivers are "equal" and that there are no team orders despite the fact that there two drivers have collided...
Kevin Magnussen is a Formula One driver for the Haas F1 team. Son of former F1 driver Jan Magnussen, the Danish driver has raced in Formula 1 since 2014, racing for McLaren and Renault in the process before landing at Haas. Since his debut, he has amassed 137 points in 81 starts, becoming a recognisable name within the sport.
Haas confirmed Magnussen would be apart of their lineup in 2019, teaming up with Romain Grosjean for another season.
As with most drivers, Magnussen started started his motorsport career in Karting. In 2008 he started racing in Denmark’s Formula Ford winning the championship in his debut season. He went on to race the ADAC Formel Masters series where he completed six races.
In 2009 the Danish driver stepped up to Formula Renault with the Motopark Academy team. He finished runner up to Antonio Felix da Costa in the Northern European Cup and seventh in the Eurocup. A year later he finished third in the German Formula Three Championship despite winning the first race of the series but he did win the rookie title. Eventually Magnussen stepped onto British shores where he raced in the Cooper Tires British Formula 3, where he raced with Carlin.
Formula 1 career at McLaren
Kevin Magnussen had his first taste of Formula 1 cars when he test the McLaren MP4-27 at the Abu Dhabi Young Driver test in 2012. He set the quickest time of the session and went on to test the simulator for the team. Following his impressive display and completing enough time during the test to obtain his Super Licence he was announced in 2013 as the replacement for Sergio Perez at McLaren. Magnussen picked the number 20, the same number he had when he won Formula 3 with DAMS in 2013.
Magnussen had an impressive debut with McLaren, qualifying fourth in Australia and even finishing the race on the podium, in third. He became only the second Dane to score points in F1 after his father Jan Magnussen. He was later promoted to second after Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified. Although he was not as spectacular as his first race, Magnussen maintained a consistent standard in his first year, achieving 11 point scoring finishes.
In December 2014 it was confirmed that Fernando Alonso would return to McLaren, leaving Magnussen as the team’s reserve driver. Alonso teamed up with Jenson Button whilst restricting the Dane to one appearance following a concussion sustained by Spaniard, Alonso. In October 2015 he was released from his deal by McLaren.
Magnussen was initially in talks to sign for Haas until their two spots were fulfilled by Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutiérrez. In February 2016 the former McLaren driver was confirmed as a driver for the Renault lineup. He replaced Pastor Maldonado after he breached his contract with the team. He partnered Jolyon Palmer in the 2016 season but only finished 16th in the standing with only two points finishes.
In November 2016 he signed a contract to race for Haas becoming the only driver to race with all four engine manufacturers in the turbo hybrid era. In his first season with the team he had five point finishes with a best finish of seventh at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
A steady 2018 followed with his standout performance coming in Singapore where he set the lap record at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Magnussen was retained for the 2019 season after finishing ninth in 2018.
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