F1 | Kevin Magnussen rules out Haas substitute role
Magnussen was responding to Gunther Steiner comments about being a substitute for the Haas drivers.
Kevin Magnussen is racing this year for Chip Ganassi Racing at The International Motor Sport Association (IMSA) and was announced as part of Peugeot 2022 line-up for the World Endurance Championship (WEC).
Steiner recently claimed that he would consider calling Haas former drivers, Magnussen or Grosjean, for a one-off race.
“I wouldn't mind if they are free, I think they will be happy to come back as well. I mean, I haven't asked them, but I don't think they have any bad feelings.”
Magnussen says he doesn't have “much interest in that”.
"I like to be fully focused on what I am doing and I miss winning. I've done seven years of F1, [so] doing one more race I don't think is that interesting."
"I continued to develop as a driver even though the results [with Haas] weren't getting better," he said.”
"I feel like I am in a very good spot – with the experience I had I felt like I was ready to take some sort of step.”
Kevin spent seven seasons in Formula 1, competing 6 full seasons and racing for McLaren, Renault and Haas. He achieved one podium for McLaren in his F1 debut at the 2014 Australian Grand Prix.
Magnussen also described moving into sportscars and signing for Peugeot to drive in the WEC as "the perfect step for me".
“The opportunity with Peugeot was always starting in 2022, at least racing, so I needed something for 2021, and I had a few things that I really wanted to do, Daytona and IMSA being one of them,”
Peugeot just announced its driver line-up for their 2022 WEC program, including former F1 drivers Jean-Eric Vergne, Paul di Resta and Kevin Magnussen.