Kevin Magnussen Looks Forward To Fiftieth Grand Prix Start


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Kevin Magnussen is looking forward to the British Grand Prix as he reaches the fiftieth Grand Prix milestone in his Formula 1 Career.

The Haas F1 Team driver has feels he is still in the early stages of his career despite competing in 3 Formula 1 season with Mclaren and Renault Sport F1 Team.

The Dane feels the journey to fifty grand prix starts has come quick and that he still has a lot to learn.

“Fifty grands prix doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s gone quick.” Said Magnussen

“It’s not really something I think about, but it’s been a long ride and a quick ride at the same time. I hope to do many more.”

“I feel like I’m still learning a lot. I’m in my third season in Formula One, which isn’t many – a lot of other people are in their 10th season or more. I’m still in the early stages of my career.”

Following a disappointing Austrian Grand Prix where Magnussen suffered multiple issues during the weekend, with suspension failure in qualifying and then mechanical failure during the race forced the Dane to retire, Magnussen is excited about tackling the fast corners of Silverstone with the new 2017 cars.

“I’m just looking forward to having a go. These cars are going to be much faster in those corners than the previous cars. I’m looking forward to it massively.”

“Silverstone is definitely one of the good circuits. It’s really fast and you’ve got some big sections with fast change of directions. I really enjoy driving the circuit.”

Silverstone is often regarded as a “power circuit” with not many overtaking opportunities and Magnussen says the Qualifying result on Saturday will be very important.

“It will be quite difficult to overtake at Silverstone, perhaps more difficult than previous years. Probably in the DRS zone and perhaps down Hangar Straight, it will be possible. Qualifying is going to be very important.”  

Kevin Magnussen is set to miss out on Free Practice 1 this Friday with Scuderia Ferrari‘s development driver Antonio Giovinazzi taking over his seat for the session.