Kevin Magnussen: “I’m looking forward to learning a new track”


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After a disappointing Canadian Grand Prix, Kevin Magnussen hopes to get back to a solid performance.

The Renault Sport Formula 1 driver started the Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve from the back of the grid after missing qualifying due to his incident at the end of Free Practice 3 on Saturday. Throughout the Grand Prix he struggled with performance, only managing to finish in sixteenth behind the Sauber of Marcus Ericsson.

“A strong result would be nice,” said Magnussen. “The Canadian Grand Prix wasn’t a good one for us so let’s get back to a solid performance.

“We’ve been making progress, even if it might not look like it from the outside, and I’m looking forward to learning a new track.”

The European Grand Prix is making a return to the F1 calendar this season in its new home of Azerbaijan. The Dane is excited for the Baku City Circuit and believes there are quite a few interesting aspects.

“That’s a big long straight!” added Magnussen. “It’s going to be interesting. It’s a long track for a street course and there’s quite a few interesting aspects about it.

“There’s a really tight section which is going to be an eye opener the first time round and we don’t yet know about things like the track surface, kerbs or bumps. There are a lot of walls there too. I’ll be looking to stay away from those.”