Kevin Magnussen: “There should be some interesting stuff for the coming races”


Kevin Magnussen, Haas - Bahrain in-season test 2017. Credit: Haas F1 Team

Haas F1 Team driver Kevin Magnussen was happy with the work completed during the final day of in-season testing at the Sakhir International Circuit in Bahrain on Wednesday, and is confident the team will be able to up their performance for the coming races.

The Dane completed 88 laps, to add to the 87 racked up by team-mate Romain Grosjean on the previous day, whilst completing set-up work and various tyre tests, as well as putting in the fifth fastest time of the day in the final hour, on the Pirelli super-soft tyre.

Magnussen felt it was a useful day and is now looking forward to seeing what improvements can be made off the back of their efforts, at the next bout of races.

“We got some good laps in, some good testing today. There should be some interesting stuff for the coming races.

“Some of the work we did today was a bit of a carryover from yesterday with Romain, but we did some new stuff as well, which was good. All in all, it’s been a productive day.”

With testing now complete, the American team’s focus shifts to the 2017 Russian Grand Prix where they were able to bag four points last year through Grosjean’s eighth place, whilst Magnussen went one better to finish seventh whilst driving for the Renault Sport Formula 1 Team.

The two drivers both went well at the Sochi Autodrom track in 2016, and will no doubt be hoping to repeat that success when they return to the action in two weekend’s time.

Having already scored points this season at the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix, Magnussen has the chance to beat his points paying results tally with Renault, at his very next race with Haas.