Haas driver Kevin Magnussen has joked he brings “unhealthy humour and unhealthy physique odour” to the American outfit following his return to the group for 2022.
The Danish driver is again with Haas for the brand new season after he and fellow elder statesman Romain Grosjean had made means for 2 rookie drivers in Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin for 2021.
The latter was dropped from the group for the 2022 season following occasions in jap Europe, and with him the group’s title sponsor Uralkali.
Magnussen, who had raced with the group from 2017, stepped into the vacant seat having left his present commitments in sportscar racing.
When requested what he delivered to the group, the Dane had his personal wry response. “Dangerous humour and unhealthy physique odour,” he stated with amusing, in dialog with Sport Bild.
Regardless of a disrupted testing programme, the 29-year-old was capable of slot in properly, qualifying seventh for the Bahrain Grand Prix and ending in fifth. Magnussen says the group are aiming for extra success to safe “better of the remaining”.
“That was implausible, however solely doable as a result of the 2 Purple Bulls had been out. Ferrari, Purple Bull and Mercedes are in their very own league. Our purpose is to be better of the remaining,” stated Magnussen.
“The seventh place behind the six drivers of the highest groups felt like a victory. It’s the identical within the championship. We need to be fourth. That might be like a world title for us.”
Magnussen has outraced his much less skilled team-mate to this point this season with three factors finishes to his identify. Schumacher received the higher of the Dane on the Australian Grand Prix, however has failed to achieve the points-paying positions to this point both this 12 months or final.
Magnussen desires to achieve success personally, however the finish purpose for him is to make sure Haas do in addition to they will even when meaning sharing knowledge along with his team-mate.
“In fact I need to end forward of as many drivers as doable in each race,” defined Magnussen. “That goes for Mick, too.
“However the prime precedence is the great of the group. I do know that seems like a catchphrase, however I realized in regards to the group idea throughout my day without work as a result of beginning of my daughter and different racing courses by which we raced collectively as drivers.
“Don’t get me incorrect, I don’t actively go to Mick and supply him all my info. But when he asks me, I’ll share all the info with him and all the time give him an trustworthy opinion.”