Back in Formula 1 after a year spent in the United States, in IMSA but also in IndyCar, Kevin Magnussen can compare the disciplines.
The Danish driver is flourishing this season at Haas after leaving the world of Grands Prix through the back door barely 18 months ago.
We know that the American team called on him after dismissing Nikita Mazepin against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and that it is pleased with his choice.
Last year, Magnussen went into exile in the USA to race in endurance for Ganassi and he also did a freelance job in IndyCar at McLaren at Road America to replace the injured Felix Rosenqvist.
« I was surprised by the difficulty of adapting to IndyCar, Kevin confesses. This championship is incredibly competitive! The hardest part is driving these big single-seaters without power steering. »
“It was off the cuff, without prior testing even on a simulator, he recalls. The level of the field is exceptional, really very good pilots, and I tasted it when I disembarked without preparation. »
“With more time and a better approach, I would certainly have appreciated, he concludes. Romain (Grosjean) shows that we take pleasure in it, and I have no doubt that the best in IndyCar would have their place in F1 provided they train well. »
The IndyCar championship resumes this weekend on the Indianapolis road circuit before the big Indy 500 meeting at the end of the month.
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