Kevin Magnussen: “It’s a great track and the atmosphere there is always awesome”


World © Octane Photographic Ltd. Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 - Kevin Magnussen. Friday 8th July 2016, F1 British GP Practice 2, Silverstone, UK. Digital Ref : 1621LB1D2160

Renault Sport F1 Team driver Kevin Magnussen is looking forward to arriving in Hockenheim at a track the former McLaren driver considers to be a really enjoyable one to drive.

“Turn one is very fast and it’s a great way to start what is always an exciting first lap. It’s difficult; you can gain or lose a lot of positions there depending on whether you have a good or bad exit. Do it well and you’ll make up a lot of places down to the next corner. Mess it up and it will be the exact opposite.

As a fan of anything to do with F1 history, the Dane confirmed he would have relished the chance to race around the old track layout at the Baden-Württemberg circuit, one of the fastest of its time.

“I would have loved to have tried the old track. Anything that’s extreme, I like. The long straight they used to have, the speeds you would be able to reach in our cars… It would be ridiculously fun.

Speaking of the future aims of the Renault Sport F1 team, Magnussen commented that although it has a been a tricky start to the French squads’ return to F1 as a works team, the future looks bright from where he is standing. The Dane also loves being a part of the factory set-up, despite the fact the Enstone based squad are not currently performing as well as they would like.

“It’s been a tough season for the whole team but it’s also the start of a big project and a very exciting time to be here. Everything is being rebuilt and growing; the foundation has been set for the future.

“Yes, we are not delivering what we want on track at the moment but we knew that would be the story of this year. We are aiming to be performing in the future, obviously we do our best with what we have now, but I’m sure we’ll see big things from us in the future.”