Kevin Magnussen: "Haas F1 can be like Force India"

  • 25 Jan 2018 09:46
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Haas F1 Team has the potential to be as competitive as top F1 privateer Force India. That is the view of Kevin Magnussen, the Danish driver who races for the small American outfit.

2017 was Ferrari 'B team' Haas' second season in F1, and Magnussen said: "We are very solid under certain conditions, but we lack consistency. "When we are good we are really good, but when we are bad we are terribly bad," he told France's Auto Hebdo. "The 2018 car will not have this quality."

Magnussen, 25, therefore tipped Haas to keep developing and aim for the kind of results fourth-placed Force India has achieved in recent years. "We are young but we're growing," said the former McLaren driver.

"It's amazing what the team manages to do despite our lack of experience," Magnussen continued. "I think in general the small teams can do a good job -- look at Force India. Haas has a bright future ahead of it," he predicted. (GMM)

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  • They can be, but so can Sauber. Mind, Ferrari has been very equal in the way the stallion treats its concubines, so you can be Force Indias together! Basking in the glory of a bigger team, while grabbing one of its junior drivers every now and then.

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    • Jan 25 2018 - 11:41
  • F1 without the top 3 teams would still have fantastic engineering, but also close and exciting racing and lots of teams fighting for podiums. That gives us an idea of what a budget cap could do for the sport, if it could somehow be enforced.

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    • Jan 25 2018 - 13:17

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