The Haas F1 Team made headlines earlier this year when their recruit Nikita Mazepin left the team amid the Russia-Ukraine war and Haas also severed all ties with Uralkali. But now that they needed a new driver, fans speculated they would choose either Kevin Magussena former Haas driver who went into the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship alongside Romain Grosjean after retiring from Haas in 2020, or they would choose Nico Hulkenberg.
But to dashed the hopes of every Nico fan, Haas picked up Kevin Magnussen on a multi-year deal. The Danish rider has done wonders in his first race with Haas since leaving by finishing P7 at the Bahrain GP and eventually went on to finish P5 in the feature race. This was Haas’ fifth top five finish in its entire history as a Formula One team.
With the amazing performance in Bahrain boosting Magnussen’s confidence, he headed to Jeddah for more points and he didn’t disappoint. The Danish driver managed to finish P9 at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and the Haas team was very happy with their decision to take Magnussen back. But Kevin Magnussen’s purple patch did not favor him further at the Australian Grand Prix as he was only able to finish P14 in the feature race after starting the race from 16th position.
‘Bad luck but better luck next time’: Kevin Magnussen expresses his disappointment at his poor finish at the Australian Grand Prix
Kevin Magnussen just couldn’t find enough qualifying pace during the qualifying sessions at Albert Park, Melbourne during the 2022 Australian Grand Prix. While he redeemed a few places in the early stages of the race, just when the Haas people thought luck would be shining on them, the safety car was announced for Carlos Sainz’s retirement from the race. This proved detrimental to Magnussen’s position.
When asked to comment on his last race, Kevin Magnussen said: “If we had started, say, in the top 12, we wouldn’t have used the other strategy of starting on the hard.”
He also stated: “We would have started on the medium, then the race would have been good for us.
“What happened to the safety car in the first stint of the tough runners is overwhelming. Bad luck but better luck next time.”
In view of the bad luck at the Australian Grand Prix, Haas wants to improve his race strategy next time. They know they have good race pace this year and they’re hungry for more points. With talented drivers like Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher behind the wheels of Haas, will they be able to achieve their goal? That remains to be seen.
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