Kevin Magnussen has revealed the bizarre alternative of first phrases spoken to him by his new Haas team-mate Mick Schumacher.
Magnussen’s return to the game has been one of many tales of the season having been known as again to Haas with only a few weeks to go earlier than the opening race in Bahrain.
Since then, he has completed within the factors in three of the 4 races, together with a outstanding fifth in his first grand prix again.
He additionally seems to have constructed fairly the rapport together with his new team-mate Mick Schumacher, who made an uncommon alternative when it got here to the primary phrases he stated to his new companion.
“His very first phrases to me have been ‘suck my balls!’,” Magnussen revealed to Sport Bild.
Whereas showing to be an uncommon and slightly insulting strategy to greet your new team-mate, Schumacher was truly referencing a clip of Magnussen saying the exact same factor.
On the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix, Magnussen compelled Nico Hulkenberg off the observe and the German approached the Haas driver within the media pen after the race.
Hulkenberg reached out his hand, to which Magnussen stared at it blankly earlier than saying “As soon as once more, essentially the most unsporting driver on the grid.”
However earlier than he may even end the sentence, Magnussen checked out him and replied “suck my balls, mate”.
“Mick has sense of humour,” Magnussen stated in reference to the introduction. “From that second it was clear to me we might have relationship. Mick is extraordinarily good and really relaxed. He doesn’t faux and isn’t aloof. That’s not a given for Method 1 drivers. I respect him rather a lot.”
Since then, Magnussen and Schumacher have grown to turn out to be pleasant team-mates and the Dane was filled with reward for the younger driver.
“He’s a high driver,” Magnussen stated. “Many say he’s solely in Method 1 due to his final title. That’s not true.
“He withstood the stress his title brings and delivered.”
Whereas Magnussen has thus far excelled within the automotive that has been dubbed the ‘White Ferrari’, Schumacher has but to attain some extent however Magnussen doesn’t consider that stat will final for much longer.
“He has earned his place in Method 1,” the 29-year-old stated in reference to Schumacher’s success in Method 2 and three.
“Mick is getting higher each week and has already reached a brand new stage within the first races of this season. He can be scoring his first factors within the close to future.
“He’s very meticulous. It’s spectacular to see how Mick pays consideration to each little element.”