Frontpage   |   Twitter   |   Photos   |   Game   |   Standings Thursday 22 February 2018
Friday 3 February at 09:35
2017 rules good for F1 and for me - Magnussen
Font size:
Friday 3 February at 09:35 : Feb.3 (GMM) Kevin Magnussen thinks the 2017 rules will be good for formula one -- and for him.

The Danish driver, who has switched from Renault to the small Ferrari-linked American team Haas, argues that the bigger tyres and more downforce is exactly what the sport needed.

"It's great," he told the Danish newspaper BT.

"I love the idea that in 2017 we are likely to drive the fastest formula one cars ever," Magnussen, 24, said.

"And I think the new regulations were needed," he explained. "We need tyres that are more durable. And if the cars have more grip, it means we can push them more.

"It will fit well to my driving style. I have had a tendency to push the cars we've had in recent years too much, and it has usually only caused problems.

"The cars will fit my aggressive style much better," Magnussen said.

Magnussen was speaking after spending time getting to know his new team, after previously having worked for the much bigger outfits McLaren and Renault.

"It is a group of nice people, and it's very cool to get to know them in such a short time. It's only been possible because it's a small team," he said.

He has visited Haas' Banbury setup in the UK, the team's main headquarters in North Carolina (USA), and even stopped in at team partner Ferrari's fabled Maranello base.

"It was a special experience to go and see it (Maranello)," said Magnussen. "But we are of course Haas and we improve our car and get the best out of our car ourselves.

"The new car will be fast," he added, "but how fast compared to the other teams is a little hard to guess. But I'm pretty sure that all the cars will be much faster this year.

"I've prepared myself as best I can and trained hard. I don't feel that I could have done more."
08-02 Magnussen moving from Denmark to Dubai
07-02 Magnussen could race Daytona in 2019
10-01 Magnussen not crucial to Denmark F1 bid
22-12 No Daytona or Le Mans for Magnussen in 2018
19-12 Magnussen to join Alonso, Stroll at Daytona - report
15-11 Magnussen heading to court in January
14-11 Magnussen tunes out F1 rumours
NEXT RACE 26 March 2017
Grand Prix of Australia (5,303 m)
Melbourne, Albert Park Circuit
Last Winner: Nico Rosberg
TV schedule
Friday - practice 1
12:30 - 14:00

Friday - practice 2
16:30 - 18:00

Saturday - practice 3
14:00 - 15:00

Saturday - qualification
17:00 - 18:00

Sunday - race

Friday - practice 1

Friday - practice 2

Saturday - practice 3

Saturday - qualification

Sunday - race

Driver championship
Constructors championship
3.Red Bull368
Mercedes GP, Launch Mercedes F1 W09 EQ Power Mercedes GP, Launch Mercedes F1 W09 EQ Power Mercedes GP, Launch Mercedes F1 W09 EQ Power Red Bull, Launch Red Bull RB14 Red Bull, Launch Red Bull RB14 Red Bull, Launch Red Bull RB14 Williams, Launch Wiliams FW41 Williams, Launch Wiliams FW41
Haas F1 Haas F1 Haas F1 Haas F1 Haas F1 Max Verstappen, Red Bull, circuit park Zandvoort car Robert Kubica, Williams
Copyright ©2018   |   Poki - Racing spelletjes About us    |    Contact    |    Advertising    |    Vacancies    |    Privacy Statement