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Danish
5 October 1992 (25)
José Froilán González (5 October 1922)
Michael Andretti (5 October 1962)

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2nd (2014 Australian Grand Prix)
4th
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71
70
120 (1.7 points per race avg)
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12 (16.9%)
2014 Australian Grand Prix
2018 British Grand Prix

about Kevin Magnussen

Kevin Jan Magnussen (born 5 October 1992) is a Danish racing driver, currently driving for the Haas F1 Team. The son of four-time Le Mans GT class winner, GM factory driver and former Formula One driver Jan Magnussen, Kevin Magnussen came up through McLaren Formula One team's Young Driver Programme and drove for McLaren in the 2014 Formula One World Championship.


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seasons

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,

finishing positions

grid positions

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pole positions

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teams & teammates

season teammate
2014 Jenson Button
McLaren compare 2014
2015 Fernando Alonso
Jenson Button
McLaren compare 2015
2016 Jolyon Palmer
Renault compare 2016
2017 Romain Grosjean
Haas F1 Team compare 2017
2018 Romain Grosjean
Haas F1 Team compare 2018

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Haas driver Magnussen has drawn the ire of Alonso on several occasions in his F1 career, and the Spaniard was incensed with the Dane's driving in two separate sessions of the British Grand Prix weekend.He admonished Magnussen for "very dangerous driving" after a run-in FP1 and accused the Haas man of forcing him off the track in the race, telling his team: "What I see from Magnussen I ...

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The pair were fighting for seventh place after the start and entered the Turn 3 right-hander at Village side by side, both locking up under braking.Grosjean, on the inside of the corner, slid into Magnussen, hitting his teammate with his left front wheel and significantly damaging the floor of the Dane's VF-18.Both lost track position as a result of the incident and couldn't recover ...

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The sweeps of Silverstone make it one of the fastest tracks on the F1 calendar, with the quick right-handers of Abbey at the start of the lap and Copse now flat out thanks to higher-downforce cars and a resurfaced track. Magnussen’s Haas team has been potent in high-speed corners this season but said there is less advantage to be gained in those areas of the British GP track ...

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A third DRS zone has been added at Silverstone that runs from the start-finish straight through Turns 1 and 2, Abbey and Farm, to the heavy braking area of Turn 3.Grosjean spun there in opening practice after deactivating his DRS too late, forcing a chassis change that caused him to miss FP2, and Magnussen revealed he could have suffered a similar fate.“I tried once and nearly ended ...

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Kevin Magnussen was once McLaren's next big thing in Formula 1: nurtured through the junior single-seater ranks, a podium finisher on his grand prix debut, and a driver the team considered definitively faster than 2009 world champion Jenson Button. But one nevertheless cast aside to make way for Fernando Alonso's return at the end of 2014. It was the first of several false starts in an ...

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Magnussen came up on and passed the Ferrari driver as he began his last chance for a 'push' lap, having been forced to abort his previous one when his Haas teammate Romain Grosjean crashed, bringing out the red flag.But Raikkonen was also beginning a lap in which he hoped to set a time, and he slipstreamed Magnussen along the main straight and repassed him at Turn 1 before deciding to ...

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The Dane came up on Raikkonen while preparing for a decisive last-ditch effort in the final qualifying segment at the French Grand Prix, having not yet set a laptime in a session disrupted by his teammate Romain Grosjean's crash.He got past Raikkonen but the Finn raced him on the main straight as his final timed lap began and got ahead once more into Turn 1, only to finally back out ...

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Magnussen and Haas have been a surprise star in F1’s ultra-tight midfield battle this season, their pace warranting better than their current positions of ninth and sixth in the drivers’ and constructors’ championship respectively.The American team was comfortably best-of-the-rest behind Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull at the last race in Spain, but the low-speed Monaco circuit is a ...

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The Haas driver was seventh or sixth in each of the three qualifying segments at Barcelona on Saturday, and he said he is preparing for a race where he effectively has no-one ahead of him to worry about."It's pole position for us – we don't really feel like we could have done any better," said Magnussen. "Unless you are in a Ferrari, Mercedes or Red Bull, then this is pole position. I ...

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During the final minutes of the session, Leclerc was closing on the slower-moving Magnussen on the pit straight and moved to pass on the inside line, only for Magnussen to move across, forcing Leclerc to back off sharply."Magnussen needs to understand that he's not alone on track," complained Leclerc on the team radio. "Honestly... He's on a slow lap and he stays on the line. Every ...

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The Dane was accused by his Toro Rosso rival of being the ‘most dangerous’ racer he had competed against, following a high-speed brush after the final safety car restart in Baku.Video footage of the incident released by Formula 1 chiefs afterwards showed that Gasly and Magnussen touched on the exit on the final right hand kink as the Haas driver moved over – before another near miss ...

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The duo made contact near the end of the race after Magnussen moved to the left and hit the Toro Rosso driver as they fought for position at the very fast Turn 20 that leads into the main straight.The FIA deemed Magnussen's move "unpredictable and unnecessary" and handed him a 10-second penalty and two penalty points.It put Magnussen on eight penalty points, four away from the 12 ...

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Magnussen has scored all of Haas’ 11 points so far this season and has shown well at all three races – whereas Grosjean has not been as consistent.Reflecting on why there was this disparity, Steiner said that one of the key differences between his two drivers was down to how they dealt with an imperfect car.“I think Romain is more that the car needs to be perfect to his liking ...

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Magnussen has scored points in two of the three F1 races so far this season, and was on target to finish fourth in the Australian Grand Prix before being released from his pitstop with the left-rear wheel not properly attached.Read Also:Formula 1's new Raikkonen has finally arrivedThis is the first time Magnussen has scored points in back-to-back races since the Unit ...

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The Dane insisted he and his fellow F1 racers had no vested interest in making grand prix events more entertaining, and instead advocate for changes that are personally advantageous when giving their input to Liberty."I think, as I said, Liberty should just do their own research and not listen to the drivers because the drivers will just say what's in their best interests," Magnussen ...

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The famed Formula 3 constructor has been Haas’s chassis and parts supplier since it entered F1 for the 2016 season.Dallara’s first season with Haas in 2016 was blighted by parts problems, but it raised its standards for 2017 and Magnussen said it had done so again with the VF-18.“Dallara is a crucial part of the team and they've stepped up this year too,” said Magnussen. “If you look ...

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Alonso likened the speedy Haas to a replica of last year's Ferrari, referencing the team's technical alliance with the Scuderia and implying that it was directly related to Haas' upswing in form through testing and the early part of the first grand prix weekend of the year.Having today secured fifth on the grid, six spots clear of Alonso, Magnussen took his opportunity to hit back ...

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This week's Barcelona test was the first time the halo had been in mandatory use. While some former critics said they were now grudgingly accepting of it, Magnussen remains frustrated."It's very annoying. Ugly. Difficult to get into the car, difficult to get out of the car, difficult to get the steering wheel on and off, just awkward and annoying," he said.Though he ruled out any ...

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Haas has finished both its years in F1 so far in eighth in the constructors' championship, while last season Force India scored its biggest ever points haul as it repeated its fourth position of 2016 despite having the smallest budget in the field.Magnussen said Haas's form so far compared to Force India's 10th in its debut F1 year in 2008 and ninth the year after showed his team's ...

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Magnussen began his F1 career with a podium finish for McLaren on his debut in 2014, but spent '15 mostly on the sidelines after being dropped in favour of Fernando Alonso.Following a difficult 2016 at Renault that featured just two points finishes, he moved to Haas for '17 and says it is the happiest he has been in F1 so far."I've been able to let go of the pressure of being a ...

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Magnussen was outscored 28 points to 19 by teammate Romain Grosjean this year, and beaten 12-8 in the head-to-head qualifying battle.While Magnussen made clear he is happier at Haas than he was at previous F1 employers McLaren and Renault, he admitted the 2017 car did not suit his style.For 2018 - the first time in his F1 career he has stayed at the same team for a second season of ...

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While the American team has scored regularly throughout this season, there have been times when it has struggled for pace thanks to a lack of performance.Magnussen believes that it is improving on the bad days rather than trying to improve its good ones, that should be the focus over the winter."It has been a season of ups and downs," said the Dane. "Performance-wise some races we ...

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The Danish drivers' aggressive tactics on track have caused controversy at times this year – with him famously telling Nico Hulkenberg to "suck my balls" after being criticised for a clash in Hungary.And although a number of his rivals believe Magnussen is too aggressive in his on-track tactics, the Haas driver is far from fussed about things – and says that his team even wind him up ...

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The crash transpired as three cars touched simultaneously at the second corner of the race. Vandoorne’s McLaren was sandwiched between the Haas of Magnussen (on the inside) and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo (outside), and the contact between Magnussen’s left-front and Vandoorne’s right-front corners broke suspension arms on each car.Ricciardo, in the meantime, was spun across the bows ...

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A lack of performance left Magnussen and teammate Romain Grosjean slowest of all in qualifying, and with little prospect of being able to move up the order.But grid penalties from other drivers moved the duo nearer the front and then a brilliant first lap from Magnussen catapulted him into the points – which he held on to valiantly despite late pressure from Fernando Alonso and Lewis ...

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