Romain Grosjean was the most talked about driver after the Grand Prix of Great Britain and so the Frenchman had...
In 2020 the Dane Kevin Magnussen (alias K-Mag) will race for Haas F1, again accompanied by Romain Grosjean as teammate. Led by Guenther Steiner, the 27-year-old Magnussen will hope for more, after a relapse of Haas’ form in 2019.
The new Lewis Hamilton
From his time in the German Formula 3 Championship, Kevin Magnussen was part of McLaren's junior program. Only a few years after the Dane managed to finish third in that series, he got his first chance to prove himself during a test for McLaren in Abu Dhabi. The fastest time is credited to his name and the test also earned Magnussen an immediate super license. All lights were on green, but the Formula 1 debut was still waiting for the 2014 season.
With the departure of Sergio Perez at McLaren, a spot at McLaren will become available after the 2013-season next to Jenson Button and Magnussen was at the top of the list of candidates to replace the Mexican. During the Australian Grand Prix, K-Mag impressed immediately by finishing third in his first race in Formula 1, following in the footsteps of his father, who until then had been the only Dane with Grand Prix points to his name.
Jan Magnussen proudly watched on as his son seemed to follow the same path as Lewis Hamilton a few years earlier. P3 became P2 as well, after Daniel Ricciardo got disqualified for violating fuel rules.
Despite good results and great point finishes, Kevin Magnussen only had a supporting role at McLaren in 2015 when the British team brought in Fernando Alonso. His role as test driver (and reserve driver) was also short-lived: After one year, team boss Ron Dennis announced he was free to go where he wants, as his contract was terminated.
A life jacket to keep the Dane in Formula 1 was thrown to Magnussen from Renault in 2016. Together with Jolyon Palmer, it was up to Magnussen to take the first steps with the French team.
After one year the collaboration with Renault came to an end and Magnussen switched to the young American team of Gene Haas: Haas F1. Behind the wheel of the car K-Mag managed to get five race points for the American race stable that season, with P7 in Baku his best result. Just one year later, Magnussen would just grab the title of 'best of the rest' by finishing ninth in the standings.
In 2019, Haas experienced the first relapse since the short period in which it has been active in the sport. It finished ninth in the Constructors’ Championship. However, the Dane once again beat his team mate and is therefore the undisputed leader for 2020.
Kevin Magnussen in 2020
With the new regulations for 2021 around the corner, it seems to be a difficult year for Haas in 2020. Hopefully they have learned from 2019 and the car will be able to perform in the race now, but as for many of the smaller teams, Haas will be able to move quickly towards 2021 and that will normally be at the expense of performance in the current season.
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