Steiner: K-Mag ‘realised what he lost’ in year away from F1

Steiner: K-Mag ‘realised what he lost’ in year away from F1

Now he has returned to Method 1, Guenther Steiner thinks Kevin Magnussen has matured and realised what he missed out on in his yr away.

Magnussen was drafted again to Haas with lower than a fortnight till the beginning of the season after Nikita Mazepin was faraway from the staff, having beforehand admitted his time in Method 1 was prone to be over as he didn’t need to return to an uncompetitive automobile.

However Haas have created a automobile within the VF-22 that’s able to competing excessive up the sector, with the Dane having made Q3 in each races to date and taking a powerful P5 end in Bahrain.

He pursued different collection of motorsport in 2021, having raced in sports activities vehicles and teamed up with father and former McLaren and Stewart driver Jan within the 24 Hours of Le Mans final yr.

Steiner mentioned it was good for him to have saved racing final yr, and his time away from the highest tier has left him extra rounded consequently.

“Sure, after all it hasn’t damage him,” Steiner mentioned of Magnussen’s IndyCar and sports activities automobile racing final yr, quoted by

“Clearly, he matured, he was out of Method 1 and when you find yourself out of Method 1 you simply realise what you misplaced and making it again in is like one thing… which I feel he didn’t count on to do.

“He’s simply extra mature, he’s received a youthful team-mate that he generally is a little bit of a father determine to. He’s very younger himself, we always remember that he’s 29 – however I feel he’s matured over the past yr and realised how good it was to be in F1.”

Magnussen and Haas’ competitiveness declined over the course of his first spell with the staff, with the Dane’s fifth-placed end in Bahrain bringing extra factors to Haas than within the valuable two seasons mixed.

Steiner admitted, as is pure, that he had misplaced some motivation with the staff having been so uncompetitive, however is happy to have him again on the grid.


“In 2020 he had a tricky yr as properly and he was fairly demotivated on the finish of it, and when you find yourself out of it, it’s like ‘whoa, I want I used to be there even with a foul automobile’,” he mentioned.

“However now he’s again and the primary race was superb for him; he equalled his greatest end result with Haas on his first race again. So, I feel he matured fairly a bit.”




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