K-Mag takes aim at drivers who want less downforce

Date published: June 19 2019

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Haas driver Kevin Magnussen has said drivers who want less downforce are not capable of driving fast cars.

The current crop of Formula 1 cars have proven capable of setting new track records this season despite big aerodynamic changes being introduced ahead of the start of the 2019 campaign.

2021 will see the reset button being hit on Formula 1 following the conclusion of the current Concorde Agreement, with the hope that the cars can be adapted to help bring the field closer together and provide more competitive racing.

But Magnussen is strongly against compromising for a slower car.

“Those drivers that want to have less downforce, it’s because they can’t drive these fast cars,” Magnussen told RaceFans.net.

“They want to go back to what they were good at but that’s their own thing – nobody wants slower cars. I think we could have more horsepower because we’ve got so much grip it’s unbelievable.

“But driving these cars is just phenomenal, there’s nothing better in the world.

“Nothing – there’s one thing that comes close – but it’s absolutely fantastic driving these cars, when you’ve got low fuel and new tyres it’s just incredible.

“And if we could have that, with more horsepower and the ability to follow a bit better then I think it would be great.”

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