user icon
user icon

Kevin Magnussen to gain weight in preparation for 2017

  • Published on 12 Dec 2016 13:40
  • comments 1
  • By: Dominik Wilde

Kevin Magnussen has said he will gain weight in order to cope with the physical demands of the 2017 Formula One cars.

Compatriot and former F1 test driver Tom Kristensen said that Magnussen should lose weight in order to compete with taller new team mate Romain Grosjean.

But Magnussen, who has so far enjoyed stints at McLaren and Renault, has rejected the notion, instead insisting he should do the opposite.

"I have talked to him (Kristensen) about it, and I do not agree," he told the Danish broadcaster TV2. "We will need some more weight to run these new cars at the limit. At least I hope so, because we are told that they will be up to six seconds faster than the old cars, and I think that's going to make them really hard to drive."

"So I have to put some weight on, but not much. I'm quite light already, so I think I'm doing the right thing," he added.

Thomas Jorgensen, Magnussen's trainer, also confirmed the plan.

"Kevin is lighter than Grosjean, and Kevin will probably need three kilos to be where he needs to be physically to take the forces of these wider tyres and more downforce," he said.

"So I would say the opposite of Tom. Kevin needs to put on a little, but of course it's muscle mass, not fat. We'll achieve it by the end of February," he added.

Replies (1)

Login to reply
  • So we get beefier cars and beefier drivers. Something to make the men happier and something to make the ladies happier. ;)

    • + 0
    • Dec 12 2016 - 16:52

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Team Haas F1
  • Points 155
  • Podiums 1
  • Grand Prix 117
  • Country France
  • Date of b. Apr 17 1986 (34)
  • Place of b. Geneve, France
  • Weight 71 kg
  • Length 1.80 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
3 - Jul 5
Austria
10 - Jul 12
Austria
17 - Jul 19
Hungary
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom
14 - Aug 16
Spain
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
11 - Sep 13
Italy
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Germany
13 - Nov 15
Turkey
27 - Nov 29
Bahrain
10 - Dec 13
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
10 - Jul 12
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
Hungary Hungaroring
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom Silverstone
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
14 - Aug 16
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
11 - Sep 13
Italy Mugello
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
Germany Nurburgring
13 - Nov 15
Turkey Istanbul Park
27 - Nov 29
10 - Dec 13
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar