Magnussen highlights reason behind Haas’ recent struggles

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After a powerful begin to the 2022 marketing campaign, Haas endured a more difficult weekend on the Australian Grand Prix. Kevin Magnussen has given an perception into what occurred.

					Magnussen highlights reason behind Haas' recent struggles


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Kevin Magnussen believes that Haas’ change in fortunes on the Australian Grand Prix was right down to the monitor not suiting their automobile, and thus stays hopeful that the workforce can bounce again.

The American outfit had a powerful begin to the 2022 marketing campaign, with Magnussen – whose return to F1 was solely confirmed lower than two weeks earlier than the opening occasion of the season – scoring factors on the first couple of races.

Nevertheless, it proved to be a more difficult weekend for Magnussen and teammate Mick Schumacher on the Albert Park Circuit, and each drivers completed outdoors of the highest 10.

Magnussen: We made a small gamble

Magnussen thinks that Haas took some possibilities on technique within the race which finally didn’t repay.

“[It was] good enjoyable, [and a] good monitor,” the Danish driver mentioned after the Grand Prix.

“[I’m disappointed] to not get factors at the moment. We made a small gamble, I might say, with the Exhausting tyre, as a result of we felt like we had been quicker than our opposition, which we had been.

“However, once more, [the] Security Automotive got here and ruined utterly the technique. We all know that is the gamble, but it surely’s occurred two occasions now [having happened at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix], so it is a bummer. We’ll take them subsequent time!”

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Regardless of feeling {that a} technique gamble performed an element of their failure to attain factors, Magnussen admits that Haas had some struggles all through the weekend within the build-up to Sunday’s race.

Nevertheless, relatively than this being a regarding signal for his or her prospects going ahead, the 29-year-old believes that the workforce’s issues in Australia had been as a result of VF-22 not adapting as nicely to the Albert Park Circuit because it had achieved at earlier venues.

“I feel this was an outlier,” Magnussen defined.

“The beginning set-up that we had right here wasn’t good, and in addition we had been struggling just a little bit with tyres on this new tarmac.

“However we turned it round, and had been capable of get a lot nearer to the pack within the race. We really had fairly respectable tempo.

“[We] outraced the Alpine of Fernando [Alonso], and he virtually certified on the entrance row yesterday. So, taking a look at that, that is optimistic. We had been capable of flip issues round, and, we’ll rating factors subsequent time.”

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