Haas F1 Team‘s Kevin Magnussen appears to be confident he will have better lucking securing a result in the Styrian Grand Prix, despite suffering a DNF last weekend at the Austrian Grand Prix, as he notes the positive from the weekend was the pace he had during the race and “how we were able to maintain it”.
Speaking about working with the restrictions imposed because of the virus, Magnussen said: “It was different but not too distracting. It all seemed to be very much under control. The weekend was different to a normal race weekend, but at least we’re racing and that’s all that matters.”
Even thought they were not able to secure a result as they would have liked, Magnussen is confident they will not have such issues this weekend as he was showing strong race pace.
“The positive was the pace I had on Sunday and how we were able to maintain it. Yes, I only did 26 laps, but for those laps I had good pace. Of course, I started to fall off because I was having to save my brakes, but if it hadn’t been for that I’d have been able to push the guys in front. I was in eleventh at the time so points were on the table.”
The Dane does not think there is a particular benefit to racing at the same venue two weeks in a row, as they do not have the resources to analyse and process data as quickly as some of the bigger teams.
“I don’t think it’s a particular benefit. Maybe it’s a slight benefit for the bigger teams because they have more resources and they’re able to process data and analyze things quicker than we can. That maybe gives them a slight advantage on the small teams,” he concluded.