K-Mag needs two more months to return to full speed

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K-Mag needs two more months to return to full speed

Kevin Magnussen has predicted he’ll want two extra months to get absolutely again into the swing of driving in Formulation 1, regardless of his sturdy return.

He flew out of the blocks after being drafted in at brief discover following Nikita Mazepin’s dismissal, qualifying P7 and ending P5 upon his comeback for Haas firstly of the season – regardless of having been out of Formulation 1 for a 12 months.

Magnussen admitted it has been a tricky bodily problem to get again as much as the health required to drive the Haas – much more so after coming again with out a lot preparation time.

“The toughest factor has been my neck as a result of you may prepare your neck, however it doesn’t get you match to drive an F1 automobile,” Magnussen defined on Formulation 1’s Past The Grid podcast.

“You are able to do all of the coaching you need in your neck and I’ve finished that previously, and also you get within the automobile and it simply hasn’t made any distinction.

“You’re nonetheless utterly tousled after the primary day within the automobile, so the primary two races had been fairly robust on the neck.”

On prime of coming again to phrases with a Formulation 1 automobile, the regulation adjustments imply Magnussen got here again to the game with a comparatively clean slate when it comes to what he could be working with – however he mentioned it was a small mercy that the brand new, heavier vehicles are usually not fairly as robust to drive as their predecessors.

“No, fortunately not, they’re rather less bodily as a result of the nook speeds are a bit of slower and that simply helps,” he expanded. “It’s not so much slower, solely a bit of bit, and that simply helps a bit of. I’m glad I’m not getting in one of many outdated ones!”

However regardless of his flip of pace since coming again to a Formulation 1 cockpit, dubbed by Ralf Schumacher as “world class”, he thinks there may be nonetheless some option to go earlier than he’s again to his earlier ranges – each when it comes to driving and the life-style to go together with it.


“I reckon in all probability one other two months, now I’ve had one month of being an F1 driver once more and being absolutely into coaching once more, dwelling the F1 life the place you prepare day-after-day and focus in your health,” he mentioned.

“Not that I didn’t prepare final 12 months in any respect, however it was so much lower than after I was an F1 driver.”




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