A few days ago, Haas team boss Guenther Steiner left open the possibility for both Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean to return to their structure. in the near future. The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) generates the chance that if a pilot of Formula 1 it is contagious, it is replaced. That is why Steiner wanted some of his former drivers to be a reserve should he need it.
However, Magnussen has already found his place outside the category. The Dane was confirmed as the new team rider Peugeot at World Endurance Championship (WEC). Although it was made official this week, it will only be in the category in the year 2022, since the French brand is producing the cars that compete in the World Cup and in the 24 hours from LeMans.
Response to Steiner
Following Steiner’s statements, Magnussen He quickly ruled out that he could return to Formula 1, at least as a reserve driver for some team. His objective is clear: if he returns, he has to be a starter for the entire season. According to the ‘Motorsport.com’ medium, Magnussen will continue in the United States prototype championship, IMSA.
“Guenther is a good friend, as are many people in the Haas Formula 1 team. However, any conversation regarding racing, as a single race, I am not very interested in that offer,” said Magnussen, who ended his relationship with the team. by the end of 2020, leaving its place to Mick schumacher already Nikita Mazepin.
Finally, Magnussen hinted that his departure at the end of the season could be a final goodbye. «I like to be focused on what I am doing and I miss winning. I have raced for seven years in Formula 1. Yes Mercedes come and ask me, I think everyone would look at it seriously. But I have given the category a very fair opportunity and I have done everything possible, “he said.
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