Kevin Magnussen is hoping to score Renault’s first points of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship at the Chinese Grand Prix next weekend.
The Dane has come close to scoring points for the Enstone-based outfit by finishing the Australian Grand Prix in twelfth and the Bahrain Grand Prix in eleventh. These have been frustrating moments for Magnussen but the feeling of being close to championship points gives him motivation. He hopes a clean race at the Shanghai International Circuit will allow him to score Renault’s first points of the season.
“I’m really excited and I really want to get those first points on the board,” said Magnussen. “Give me a normal race with no puncture and no penalty and I think we can do that!
“It is pretty frustrating! That’s how it is in racing sometimes, but we are very close so that does give motivation. The car feels really good. Of course, we want more downforce and more power, but show me a race driver who doesn’t ask for that!
“Naturally I’m enjoying being back behind the wheel, pushing hard and overtaking, but you have so much work to do from the back that you can have a very strong race yet still finish in eleventh.”
“I’m always going to go for any opportunity no matter where it presents itself on a lap!”