Well, that saw that coming? After dropping Nikita Mazepin and his Russian sponsors last week, Haas has actually re-employed Kevin Magussen to partner Mick Schumacher for 2022.
The smart money (not so brilliant, as it turns out) got on somebody like current F1-departee Antonio Giovinazzi or maybe the sporting activity’s principal cameo maker Nico Hulkenberg to occupy the vacant seat, yet rather Haas has returned to the motorist it let go at the end of 2020 after four periods with the team.
Since then Magnussen has actually seen success in the IMSA SportsCar Champion, where he scored a success as well as several podium coatings for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Cadillac DPi-V. R prototype.
He also took on the 24-hour of Le Mans with his dad Jan, having actually promised that post-F1 he would only consider chances where he had the opportunity to race for success. Probably he, er, really did not capture any one of the activity from last period?
” I was undoubtedly very shocked but similarly very thrilled to get the call from Haas F1 Group,” stated Magnussen. “I was looking in a different instructions concerning my dedications for 2022 however the opportunity to return to contend in Solution 1, as well as with a team I recognize very well, was just also appealing. I really need to say thank you to both Peugeot [which authorized him for Le Mans 2022] and Chip Ganassi Racing for releasing me without delay– both are fantastic organisations.
” Normally, I additionally want to give thanks to Genetics Haas and Guenther Steiner for the chance to resume my Formula 1 job– I know simply how affordable they both are and exactly how eager they are to return to completing week in and week out.”
Meanwhile, team principal Guenther Steiner had this to claim: “I’m delighted to invite Kevin Magnussen back to the Haas F1 group. When trying to find a driver who could bring worth to the group, not to mention a wide range of Formula 1 experience, Kevin was a straightforward choice for us.
” Kevin was an essential part in our previous successes– not the very least when we both scored our ideal coatings in Formula 1 back in 2018. He continued to show in 2014 that he’s an elite race cars and truck motorist adding wins and also podiums to his resume.”
Can he repeat the task with Haas in 2022? Unfamiliar person points have actually occurred …