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F1 | Magnussen will have a new race engineer as Ed Regan departs from Haas

The US-based team Haas has confirmed that Kevin Magnussen will have a new engineer starting from the race at SPA as Ed Regan prepares to leave.

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F1 | Magnussen will have a new race engineer as Ed Regan departs from Haas
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The Danish driver Kevin Magnussen has been engineered by Ed Regan since his return to F1, however, as Regan prepares to part ways with Haas, K-Mag will have to get used to a new voice on the radio in Belgium.

"For the Belgian, Dutch and Italian Grands Prix, the No.20 car of Kevin Magnussen will be race engineered by Dominic Haines," said a Haas spokesperson.

Haines, who had previously worked with Grosjean and Mazepin, will only be a temporary substitute until a new race engineer will be hired.

"Dominic, who previously race engineered both Romain Grosjean and Nikita Mazepin before assuming a non-travelling role within the team, will stand in prior to the commencement of a new race engineer for Magnussen – expected by the Singapore Grand Prix."

Magnussen has enjoyed a strong return to F1 and sits 11th in the drivers' standings, but is 19 points short of Fernando Alonso, currently P10.

The team has enjoyed a strong first half of the season after finishing last with no points in 2021. Magnussen's fifth place at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix is still the high point but despite only introducing one major upgrade so far, the team has consistently challenged the top 10.

A raft of upgrades arrived just before the summer break, but K-Mag was wary of putting too much emphasis on the package:

“I hope for a lot more performance, but with these upgrades sometimes it takes a bit of time to really understand the characteristics and the differences in the car until you really unlock the full potential.

“We've seen with the car that we've been running all year, we’ve just been continuously finding more performance.”

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