Magnussen: Resources aren’t everything

Date published: January 20 2017

Having previously raced for McLaren and Renault, Kevin Magnussen insists resources aren’t “everything” in Formula 1.

This season the Dane is swapping from Renault to Haas, Formula 1’s newest team.

Gone is the manufacturing backing that he experienced last season while it is also a change up to his time with McLaren, one of F1’s biggest and most successful teams.

However, the 24-year-old is not concerned about moving to a smaller operation as he says his previous seasons in F1 have proven that it takes more than resources to succeed in the sport.

“I’ve seen how resources isn’t everything, at all,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.

“You can have so many people but if they don’t work togther then it doesn’t mean anything.

“I think going back to the core of a racing team, which this is, it shows you how it should be really built up.

“You can’t just throw people at a project and expect it to deliver.

“It’s been interesting to see the difference.”

With a new team comes a new team-mate with the Dane racing alongside Romain Grosjean for the 2017 championship.

It’s a partnership that he is relishing.

Speaking about the Frenchman, Magnussen said: “There is no doubt that he is very capable driver and hopefully we can learn from each other and build on each other, and score some points.”

Asked if he would be disappointed if he lost to his new team-mate, he replied: “Of course, you always want to beat everyone.”

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