Magnussen: "I’m sad because I’m leaving with such a bad performance"

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Magnussen: "I’m sad because I’m leaving with such a bad performance"

Kevin Magnussen drove his last race for Haas and probably the last in his F1 career. Never say never, but it will be hard to give the Dane any new chance to play in the World Cup. He won a poor 18th place at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but he still has fond memories of that weekend.

Haas has decided to make a turnaround in his team policy and hire two newcomers, Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin, for 2021. That means the longtime residents of the garage, Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, are leaving the American team.

The Frenchman has already said goodbye after that horrific accident in Bahrain and has not driven the last two races, while the Dane had his last performance in Abu Dhabi. As a result, it was not a memory ride. “Divided feelings.

I’m happy to have had the opportunity to race in Formula 1, it was my boyhood dream. I’m sad because I’m leaving with such a bad performance. But at the end of the day, we didn't even have any expectations from this race, ”said Magnussen.

“Actually it’s like we didn’t really participate in the race, more like we were just circling around, but I think the weekend was great in terms of saying goodbye to the team and I think we had a great time.

Looking at the last four years, I really enjoyed it and will gladly remember some great memories. I wish all the best to the team in the future, I will cheer for them. "

He continues his career in the USA

The Dane continues his driving career in the United States, where he will drive sports cars for the Chip Ganassi Racing team next year.

He made 119 appearances in Formula 1, and he remembers that podium on his debut for McLaren 2014. He admits that it was not easy in Haas last season and this season. "Honestly, the last couple of years have been pretty awkward.

I am a race driver who likes to win. I know that every driver wants to win, but I really, really want to, and we haven't been even close to that kind of situation in the last two years, not even in the last four. ” "I am happy to return to the winning situation, to go on racing weekends thinking about victories and championships.

That's why I won't miss Formula 1. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to get in a position to drive a car that can win, but I'm still grateful that I got the opportunity in Formula 1. It was a boy's dream that came true and I feel privileged because of that opportunity. ", the Dane said