Jan Magnussen confident that Haas is the place for Kevin

05-09-2019 09:29
by Joseph Tyrrell
F1 News
Jan Magnussen confident that Haas is the place for Kevin

Whether Kevin Magnussen drives for Haas in 2020 is still up for debate but Jan Magnussen his father has suggested that we will see the Dane driver for them in 2020, as he reflects on his son's development.

Magnussen made his Formula 1 debut with McLaren at the 2014 Australian Grand Prix however, he was left as their reserve driver in 2015 as Fernando Alonso returned to the team to partner Jenson Button. In 2016 he joined Renault but only a year later was confirmed to partner Romain Grosjean at Haas having been linked with them before he joined Renault.

With Haas going through a rocky spell of form their drivers have come in for criticism having collided on track. Both are under pressure but Jan, Magnussen's father insists Haas is the right place to continue his development.

“It’s been great to follow him through the ups and downs and see where he is now as a person and a driver,” Jan Magnussen told BT newspaper.

“It feels a little like I’ve been given the opportunity to see my own career again, just from the outside.

“The way he (Kevin) has developed both on and off the track shows me that he is in the right place.

“When he’s under pressure and not feeling appreciated, he doesn’t perform as well as he does when the team is as supportive as it is now.”

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