Since the announcement of the “divorce” between Haas and Nikita Masebin on March 5, the team led by Gunder Steiner has been looking for an experienced alternative to the 2021 season. So Dan Kevin Magnussen will be driving this season. The team’s two VF-22s, Mick Schumacher and Test and reserve driver Pietro Fittibalti, joined for the first time during a pre – season test on March 10-12 at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Kevin Magnussen, 29, 119 Formula 1 begins on a platform with its debut in 2014, having previously raced for the Haas F1 team between 2017 and 2020. After merging with McLaren and Renault. The Roskild-born driver last drove in Formula 1 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December 2020 and has been racing at the IMSA Sports Car Championships in the United States ever since. He made his racing debut at 24 Hours of Le Mans with his father, John Magnussen.
“I was very surprised to receive the call from the Haas F1 team but was very excitedKevin Magnussen explains, “I was looking at my duties for 2022 in a different direction, but with the opportunity to return to racing in Formula 1 and a team I knew well, it was very attractive.
Kevin Magnussen, who was part of the Fujio Sport team returning to the World Tolerance Championship, added: “There is work to be done, but I’m glad to be a part of it. Can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car in Bahrain.”