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Magnussen backs Haas' Hungary test decision

  • Published on 25 Jul 2018 10:07
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  • By: Jeroen Jonkers

Kevin Magnussen says he understands Haas' decision to skip the post-Hungary test.

Ekstra Bladet newspaper reports that, as of the summer break, the American team's full focus will be on the 2019 car.

That decision was made due to the 2019 aerodynamic rule changes, and the knock-on effect is that Haas does not see the need to test in Hungary after the forthcoming Budapest race.

"We have so much data from the five recent races plus a test at Silverstone, so why spend money doing nothing?" said team boss Gunther Steiner.

Not just that, Haas' development driver Santino Ferrucci has been fired by his Formula 2 team. Steiner said making a decision about what the F1 team will do about the troubled American is "not at the top of my priorities".

And Haas doesn't just want to sell the Hungary test cockpit to a high bidder.

"So many people come to these tests with money, but in the end we are not a car rental company," said Steiner.

Therefore, Magnussen backed Haas' decision to skip Hungary.

"It's logical," said the Dane.

"We don't have big things to test, it's expensive, and we have few spare parts after the recent race. It's been a tough month for all of the guys," Magnussen added. "They deserve a break."

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  • Because that "nothing" could be the thing that helps you be the best of the rest, and thus beating a works team, and get extra funding in the long run?

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    • Jul 25 2018 - 16:35
    • websurfer

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      Agree with Haas. When you are a small team on a tight budget, you have to carefully eonomize with your resources.

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      • Jul 26 2018 - 22:11

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