Again in Method One after he thought that chapter in his life was over, Kevin Magnussen mentioned on Thursday he’s dwelling a dream that not even irritating engine failures and a nightmare string of DNF’s can wake him from.
After 127 Method One begins Magnussen arrives at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix nonetheless chasing a maiden win however the Haas driver sounded extra like a world champion than somebody who has failed to complete three of his final 4 races.
The hard-charging Dane had an eye-opening begin to his F1 comeback, choosing up factors in three of his first 4 races, together with an excellent fifth place within the season opener in Bahrain.
“Don’t ever really feel sorry for us,” Magnussen advised Reuters. “Once you get a chance by means of the again door you don’t anticipate it is rather straightforward to get pleasure from and admire it.
“I used to be anticipating Method One to be a closed chapter in my life. I wasn’t even dreaming it. It’s greater than a dream come true.”
Magnussen’s comeback is his second in a profession that began with McLaren in 2014 earlier than stalling after a 12 months on the sidelines in 2015.
Knowledgeable by e mail on his birthday that McLaren had been casting him apart, he joined Renault at brief discover earlier than the beginning of the 2016 season and moved to U.S.-owned Haas for 2017.
On the finish of the 2020 season, Haas parted firm with each Magnussen and Romain Grosjean in favour of younger weapons Mick Schumacher, son of seven-times world champion Michael, and Russian Nikita Mazepin.
Magnussen mentioned he had given up hope of a Method One comeback till Haas crew boss Guenther Steiner supplied him the seat of sacked Mazepin.
A second likelihood and the delivery of his first little one final 12 months have introduced new perspective that not even reliability issues across the crew’s Ferrari engines and aerodynamic points that pressured governing physique FIA to take motion on Thursday can shake.
“I don’t make the engines,” shrugged Magnussen, who has scored all 15 of Haas’s factors this season. “I can’t affect that in any means so there isn’t a sense in worrying about it.”
The 29-year-old Dane has taken the same method to “porpoising”, during which the automobiles bounce dramatically at excessive speeds, just like the movement of a porpoise by means of water.
FIA was prompted to behave after Lewis Hamilton suffered extreme again pains throughout Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
“That’s the reason FIA is there to step in and do the precise factor when the groups can’t agree which they by no means can,” mentioned Magnussen.
“It’s been a problem for everybody however on the finish of the day we get on with our jobs.”