Kevin Magnussen raves about Haas F1 team and owner

Kevin Magnussen is full of praise for Gene Haas, the man behind his current F1 team. The 29-year-old returned to the USA team just days before the start of the 2022 F1 season following the departure of Nikita Mazepin. Since then, the Dane has helped Haas score more points in two races than in the past two seasons combined.

Speaking in an interview, the Dane called Haas a passionate owner. He said:

“I think this team is a very pure racing team. The reason this team exists is because Gene [Haas, team owner] is an avid runner, and also happens to have this great business that he is able to promote through this great sport. It’s a simple structure in this team and it’s a small, small, intimate team. It’s quite unique in terms of Formula 1 to be so intimate and to know the names of so many people within it. It’s pretty cool.

Kevin Magnussen is hoping for a better performance at Albert Park than the last time he was there. Back then, the 29-year-old was forced to stop on the track after a failed pit stop left him with a loose wheel.

‘The structure is different from other teams’ – Kevin Magnussen thinks Haas’ small nature is more advantageous for the team

Kevin Magnussen believes Haas F1’s simple structure allows them to tackle and solve problems more easily than larger teams. The Dane has had 81 starts with the American outfit spaced out over two stints and is well placed to understand how it works.

Speaking in an interview about what sets Haas apart from other F1 teams on the grid, Magnussen said:

“The structure is different from other teams. We outsource a lot of things, but that just means the communication is very direct across the team and I think that has some advantages. When you have a problem you can easily solve it and once you solve it you can easily adjust, whereas with bigger teams I think it takes longer to change things.

After back-to-back points at Sakhir and Jeddah, Magnussen will be hoping to add to his tally at the next Grand Prix in Melbourne.

The 2022 Australian GP weekend will be held from April 8 when FP1 begins and ends on April 10 when the checkered flag falls.

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