Magnussen sets out how he approaches pre-season testing

14-02-2020 15:05
by Joseph Tyrrell
F1 News
Magnussen sets out how he approaches pre-season testing

2019 left a lot to be desired for Haas and Kevin Magnussen but they'll start 2020 with a fresh slate. The Dane doesn't expect to change much if anything about testing despite their struggles of last season.

Magnussen finished 16th last season, only ahead of his teammate, Antonio Giovinazzi and both Williams drivers. The team struggled with their race-pace but were also plagued by controversies off the track as the Rich Energy saga rumbled throughout the season.

With pre-season and their car reveal looming Magnussen spoke about the approach he will take to testing.

“I think, generally, you try to approach testing the same way independent of your own expectations and fears or worries," Magnussen told the Haas website.

"You try to go about it in a professional way, and you try to help the team as well as you can. You have to do what it takes to get yourself up to speed.

"Then you’re just hopeful, and maybe anxious, about getting a good car. You just have to make sure you help the team the best way you can to correct any faults or weaknesses there might be with the car.

"In the last two pre-season tests, the team has provided a car that’s felt very good and very competitive."

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