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Danish
4 July 1973 (49)
Ernst Loof (4 July 1907)
Johnnie Parsons (4 July 1918)
Wolfgang Seidel (4 July 1926)
Jim McWithey (4 July 1927)
Ernie Pieterse (4 July 1938)
René Arnoux (4 July 1948)
Roland Ratzenberger (4 July 1960)

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6th (1998 Canadian Grand Prix)
6th (1997 Austrian Grand Prix)
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1995 Pacific Grand Prix
1998 Canadian Grand Prix

about Jan Magnussen

Jan Ellegaard Magnussen (born 4 July 1973) is a Danish professional racing driver and a factory driver for General Motors. He has competed in several of the most prestigious events in motor sport including CART, NASCAR, the FIA Formula One World Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.


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seasons

1995, 1997, 1998,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

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pole positions

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teams & teammates

season teammate
1995 Mika Häkkinen
Mark Blundell
Nigel Mansell
McLaren compare 1995
1997 Rubens Barrichello
Stewart compare 1997
1998 Rubens Barrichello
Jos Verstappen
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The Dane has exclusive use of the revamped Haas at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, with his American-owned squad having adopted a Ferrari-style concept for its first in-season development.
Although Magnussen ended up just 0.187 seconds ahead of his teammate Mick Schumacher in the older spec car at the end of second practice, he reckoned that the lap time did not tell the full story of the ...

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Unlike many of its midfield rivals, Haas has opted against designing a major upgrade for its VF-22 car so far this season, instead focusing on small refinements and unlocking the potential of the existing package.
Magnussen scored the team’s best result of the season at the opening round in Bahrain, finishing fifth, and admitted in Austria he was surprised the team was still so ...

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A shortage of the new parts has meant that the team has opted to give them only to Magnussen as the highest-placed driver in the world championship, leaving Mick Schumacher with the standard car.
Williams adopted a similar strategy with its recent new package, which was used only by Alex Albon in the British and Austrian races.
Haas has remained competitive in the midfield pack despite ...

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Ferrari driver Sainz was forced to retire in the closing stages of the Austrian Grand Prix two weeks ago when an issue on his engine led to a fire, leaving the team braced for penalties in France.
Ferrari announced onfirmed ahead of opening practice at Paul Ricard on Friday that Sainz's power unit had been fitted with a new control electronics, taking him over the season limit and triggering a ...

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Haas drivers Magnussen and Schumacher ran in seventh and eighth for the majority of Saturday’s 24-lap sprint race at the Red Bull Ring, defending from Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton behind.
Schumacher asked Haas to swap its cars as he felt he had more pace than Magnussen, only for the team to tell him to hold position.
Schumacher was ultimately overtaken by Hamilton with three laps remaining ...

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Unlike many of its midfield rivals, Haas is yet to bring a major upgrade package for its car to a race so far this season, and may not debut it until the end of this month in Hungary.
The team bounced back from a five-race run without points from Miami to Canada by getting both cars in the top 10 at Silverstone as Mick Schumacher finished eighth, two places ahead of Magnussen.
Magnussen and ...

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Magnussen was ordered in to the pits early in the Montreal race a fortnight ago after the FIA felt that his damaged front wing posed a potential danger to other drivers.
Having brushed against Lewis Hamilton just after the start, the state of Magnussen’s front wing was highlighted when Alpine’s Esteban Ocon complained over team radio about it.
“Yeah I can see it's hanging on, it's ...

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Magnussen started fifth alongside teammate Mick Schumacher after a standout qualifying session for Haas. But his hopes of a strong points finish evaporate after a brush with Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap, which caused damage to his front wing.
Magnussen's right-hand side endplate was dangling off the side of the wing for several laps, which was spotted by the chasing Alpine driver ...

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As part of the response to the controversial Abu Dhabi title decider last season, the FIA appointed Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas to replace former race director Michael Masi.
Ex-DTM race director Wittich took charge for the start of the year in Bahrain before the World Endurance Championship's Freitas came in for the Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix.
Wittich has hit the spotlight for Baku ...

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After Magnussen left Haas at the end of 2020, the team set up what was dubbed a 'Haas hub' in Maranello at Ferrari's headquarters, with more of the Italian team's personnel moving over to the US squad to form a department headed up by technical director Simone Resta.
The change has allowed Haas to forge closer ties to Ferrari, while the team had already been taking as many components as ...

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The Dane and his Mercedes rival came together at Turn 4 on the opening lap at Barcelona last weekend as he tried an overtaking move around the outside.
On the team radio immediately afterwards, Magnussen reckoned that Hamilton had deliberately opened up his steering, although he later clarified that those remarks were simply made in the heat of the moment.
But having watched the incident ...

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Haas F1 driver Magnussen made a good start from eighth place on the grid in the Spanish Grand Prix, allowing him to go side-by-side with Hamilton as they entered Turn 4 on the opening lap.
Magnussen tried to overtake Hamilton around the outside of the corner, only for the two drivers to touch, sending Magnussen into the gravel. Hamilton was left with damage, causing him to drop to the back of ...

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Magnussen and teammate Romain Grosjean were replaced by rookies Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin for 2021, largely for financial reasons.
But after Haas terminated Mazepin's contract in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, due to the Mazepin family's links with the Russian Kremlin, Magnussen was brought back in from the cold and given a second chance alongside Schumacher.
Magnussen ...

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Magnussen was one of just three drivers to start the 21-lap sprint race on mediums, along with Haas teammate Mick Schumacher and Nicholas Latifi of Williams.
While Magnussen was able to hold on to fourth place at the start, staying ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Sergio Perez, he soon found the mediums were not giving him enough pace to compete with the soft-shod runners behind.
Magnussen was ...

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After making it through to the final stage of qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Magnussen looked resigned to ninth place when he spun out at Acque Minerale early in Q3, causing a red flag.
But Magnussen narrowly avoided hitting the wall and got his car out of the gravel before returning to the pits, allowing him to rejoin the session when it resumed after the red flag.
Magnussen ...

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Off the back of consecutive Q3 appearances for the team in Bahrain and Jeddah, Magnussen failed to make it out of Q1 in Melbourne and lines up 17th, while Mick Schumacher will start 15th.
But rather than the performance being a concern that the team has lost its early-season potential, Magnussen says the result can be traced back to the team not getting on top of its set-up from the off in ...

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F1's return to Australia this weekend for the first time since the cancelled 2020 event has come with Albert Park having undergone a number of layout changes.
As well as a number of corners having been reprofiled, track chiefs have overhauled the back section of the circuit, removing the slow chicane after Turn 8 to ensure a much longer flat-out blast to the new Turn 11.
But, with the quick ...

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After a year out of F1, Magnussen has had only a limited time to step up his physical preparation to the required level after landing the Haas drive at the last minute.
Although he had no real problems in Bahrain, the forces involved in driving around the Jeddah track tipped him over the edge come qualifying.
He believes that he could have been in trouble even earlier in the weekend had his ...

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The pair were battling for position in the Budapest race when Magnussen forced Hulkenberg's Renault off the road. The Haas driver was subsequently given a penalty for the move.
After the flag, Magnussen was in the middle of an interview with Danish TV when Hulkenberg approached, tapped him on the shoulder, and said, "Once again the most unsporting driver on the grid."
Magnussen immediately ...

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The Dane landed fifth in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on his return to Haas, after he was recalled to replace Russian driver Nikita Mazepin for 2022.
That result, however, followed the three-day pre-season test at the Sakhir venue, and Haas was awarded extra sessions on Friday and Saturday to recover from a missed first day when a cargo plane was delayed.
But Magnussen, who was ...

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Magnussen was dropped by Haas at the end of the 2020 season and spent last season in sportscar racing, contesting the full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Chip Ganassi Racing prior to signing a contract with Peugeot's nascent Le Mans Hypercar project.
But the Dane was recalled by Haas to replace the ousted Nikita Mazepin on the eve of the second F1 test in Bahrain and followed up ...

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Magnussen was signed as replacement for Nikita Mazepin less than a fortnight ago, having not driven an F1 car since his stint with the team ended in 2020.
Despite the minimal time to prepare, though, Magnussen has instantly got up to speed and has qualified an impressive seventh for F1’s 2022 season opener.
But rather than believe he and the team have exceeded expectations, Steiner thinks ...

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The Danish driver replaced the axed Nikita Mazepin at the Haas F1 team amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, with the deal being announced on the eve of the second pre-season test.
Haas then missed the opening morning of the test in Bahrain due to freight transport delays, only to regain the lost time through additional running time permitted later in the Bahrain test, resulting in Magnussen ...

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Just one week on from Haas announcing him as replacement for the ousted Nikita Mazepin, Magnussen proved the potential of his team’s VF-22 by setting the tenth fastest time in FP2 on Friday.
With team-mate Mick Schumacher clocking the eighth fastest time, Haas looks poised to deliver a dramatic step forward in form considering it was F1’s tail-end team last season after electing not to ...

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The Dane caused a stir on the penultimate day of pre-season testing when, during an extra hour of private running for Haas, he set the fastest overall time of the day.
While the achievement, on his return to the F1 cockpit after a year away in sportscars, caused a stir on social media, Magnussen insisted he was reading nothing in to it.
For running in more ideal cooler evening track ...

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